Category Archives: Union Terrace Gardens

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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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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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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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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Three Cheers for One-legged Jack!

Last week, we posted our first examination of inaccuracy in the Press & Journal.  Today, we wind the clock back to May and present one which is a bit simpler to get and serves to illustrate the depths to which … Continue reading

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Should Heritage Lottery Funding be used to destroy heritage?

It was with some incredulity that I read the following headline in the Press & Journal of 19th March 2011 : “City Gardens bosses to apply for lottery cash”. Now to clear up any confusion right at the start – The … Continue reading

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Triple Kirks Nonsultation ?

Nonsultation = A specious public consultation on decisions that have already been made. I like this word, but I loathe the concept it describes. More and more we see that government, business and property developers are embracing this concept, with … Continue reading

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Does puppet press merely peddle property developers PR?

In the wake of local residents expressing their concerns at the plans for Stewart Milne FC’s new stadium at Loriston Loch, the Press & Journal saw fit to spout out “Obstacles shouldn’t hinder stadium bid” which goes on among other … Continue reading

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