Category Archives: Aberdeen

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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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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“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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A look at the City Square Short leet

Back in June we noted that the City Square Design Competition to raze Union Terrace Gardens had failed to generate the anticipated level of interest and subsequently we were delighted to see the headline “Union Terrace Gardens Competition ‘silly’ say RIAS” in … Continue reading

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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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