Aberdeen aims to promote port and parks in UK City of Culture bid | News | Aberdeen | STV

January 28, 2013

Aberdeen’s local authority will lay out their plans this week for winning the title of UK City of Culture in 2017. But STV has been given a sneak preview of their vision.

It revolves around Aberdeen’s ancient port, which is one of the longest-established in Britain and major development work to continue at the Mither Kirk and the city’s five parks, while the council are also committed to creating a granite museum at Queen’s Road.

Councillor Willie Young unveiled some of the proposals which he thinks can help the venture succeed.

He said: “We believe we should have a grassroots bid, which takes forward the culture in the city. Aberdeen Harbour is one of the oldest ports in the UK and it is somewhere that we have the scope to do major extensions in the years ahead.

“We have already undertaken work to commence at the Art Gallery refurbishment, the Music Hall refurbishment and we are looking at what we can do with Union Terrace Gardens, as well as creating a city square at St Nicholas House….

full story via Aberdeen aims to promote port and parks in UK City of Culture bid | News | Aberdeen | STV.

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