Tag Archives: Aberdeen

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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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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“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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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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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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Clock ticking for Triple Kirks

In January 2011, we posted a piece titled Triple Kirks Nonsultation? about what was going on at The Triple Kirks site. At this stage, the plans for the site had already been subject to intense local criticism, inspired a poem and … Continue reading

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Thought provoking performance art

Crossing the Denburn Viaduct yesterday I chanced upon this strange scene outside the Triple Kirks – at first I thought it was a protest about the Triple Kirks development but then I found that it was part of the This Is … Continue reading

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The Aberdeen Civic Car : A Civic Disgrace?

Aberdeen City Council have been in the news a lot recently with up to 900 council jobs facing the axe in a desperate effort to balance the books of a City in financial ruin after decades of apparent civic mismanagement by successive … 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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