Monthly Archives: July 2011

Another “new initiative” in Aberdeen …

If you were down by the Wallace statue in Aberdeen today for the ceremony, you’ll maybe have noticed a new sign in the wee garden between the big man’s statue and the diminutive effigy of the Little Prinz.  This advertising … Continue reading

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Moo-nicipal art in Inverurie

We’ve all seen them – ugly, often grubby boxes on the pavement or roadside that contain “stuff” … telephone “stuff”, traffic signalling “stuff” etc. etc. They get rusty, they get negelected they get vandalised … now assuming that we do need … Continue reading

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Reid Harlaw – 600 years after the battle

We will not dwell on the history. There was a battle at Harlaw ( or Cath Gairbheach ) 600 years ago which has been written about often.  The ballad Battle o’ Harlaw (which you can listen to here) has been passed from … Continue reading

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Blundergate, Boilergate, Briefgate & Buffetgate

Aberdeen City Council really just can’t seem to keep itself out of the headlines these days can it? Even for an organisation well used to attracting controversy, July is shaping up to be quite some month – last week we saw the Blundergate, Boilergate, … Continue reading

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