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No way on the F & B Way today

Le Grand Départ After a week away with work, I was back in the saddle for my normal ride down to the office in Aberdeen this morning and as I rode along enjoying the sound of birds singing, I noticed … Continue reading

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Trumpie’s words of wisdom

In April 2012, following the erection of a wind turbine on an industrial site in the north of Aberdeen adjacent to a golf course, Donald Trump was quoted as saying : “Royal Aberdeen is a wonderful course – one of … Continue reading

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Pedalling on Parliament

On Saturday 28th April 2012 along with thousands of fellow cyclists I pedalled on Parliament.  I haven’t ventured down to Edinburgh since 2008, so a trip to the Capital is a big occasion for me but I felt that I … Continue reading

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Musings on Mary Slessor

So this weekend in the Press & Journal we read the headline that “Sir Ian Wood said last night that projects in Africa would benefit from the £50million he has offered to Aberdeen – should the City Garden Project be … Continue reading

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The Seven Word Phone Call

“Masta!” “Yes Master?” “Bury it!” “Yes Master” (line goes dead).

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Seeing as its Australia Day …

So what obscure Aberdeen – Australia connections can be blogged about in the MTC style on Australia Day? Well I could start by the most obvious one, the fact that there’s an Aberdeen in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales … Continue reading

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And the winner is …

So, having failed to meet milestone after milestone, the City Square Gardens Design Competition has at long last drawn to a close and the Aberdeen City Gardens Trust has its final solution. Was keeping two designs “in play” just a … Continue reading

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Hold the front page

With Aberdeen City Council and Stewart Milne Group going head-to-head at the UK Supreme Court in London today, you’d have thought there might have been a mention in the Press & Journal. You know, Aberdeen City Council and a locally … Continue reading

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First Bus transforming Park & Ride for Offshore Europe

A look at Park & Ride in Aberdeen Aberdeen currently has two Park & Ride sites, at Bridge of Don (600 spaces) and Kingswells (950 spaces) with a bus service – First Aberdeen No. 40 – running between both via … Continue reading

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“Boris Bikes” for Aberdeen?

Last week, Getabout the “sustainable transport partnership” of NESTRANS asked if it was time for a “Boris Bikes Scheme for Aberdeen?” … well at Moved to Comment we are in favour of anything that helps increase the take up of … Continue reading

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