Category Archive: Our Comments

Jun 10

Concerns over the removal of City Centre Crossing

  We have raised concerns with Councillors regarding the decision made at the recent meeting of Enterprise, Planning and Infrastructure (E,P, & I) committee to remove the crossing between the Union Terrace Gardens and the William Wallace Statue.Our main concern is the lack of consultation about the crossings removal. the Please see below our email …

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Jan 31

Devastating news for Aberdeen as Police and Fire & Rescue boards vote for closures

January 30th 2014 saw two major blows to Aberdeen and the rest of the north of Scotland as The Scottish Police Authority Board (SPA) voted in favor of closing Aberdeen’s 999 and 101 call centers and the Fire & Rescue Board chose to close it’s Aberdeen Control room, both in favor of moving these services …

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Jan 29

Great News for The Aberdeen Music Hall!

  We are delighted to hear that Creative Scotland as part of their capital funding announcement have awarded Aberdeen’s iconic City centre venue the Music Hall a total of £1.5 million towards it’s redevelopment. We think this is fantastic news for Aberdeen Preforming Arts (APA) who currently operates the venue and for Aberdeen City. This move which …

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Jan 29

Concerns over Aberdeen’s Queen Street Police Station

On Tuesday 28th January the Evening Express reported that our City Centre Police Head quarters was not safe from closure. This raises a lot of concern for us as we feel one of the major assets in Aberdeen’s City Centre is the ability to walk straight into the main headquarters of the local police and …

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Dec 23

Re: Decisions made at Full Council

  We are glad that all council group leaders have united to agree that they will deliver a transformational project for Aberdeen, It is very regrettable it has taken 18 months to get to this point and we feel that over that time the city’s future has been the battlefield for political games. That being …

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Dec 05

Re: Optimus pulling out of Greyfriars revamp

The news of oil firm Optimus pulling out of relocating to Greyfriars church which is connected to Aberdeen City Council’s HQ is a blow to the City Centre it would of meant the revamping of a very beautiful building that has stood looking very tired and old next to the nicely cleaned Marischal College since …

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