Name confusion in an emergency control room would be no joke

Many of us have laughed a the Flying Pigs and their sketches about the confusing place names in Aberdeenshire. You may know the classic one about the Mr Duguid of Garioch Road, Finzean.

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Triple kirks design fails to inspire

There must have been many who, like me, heaved a sigh of relief when Dandara promised to get the redevelopment of the Triple Kirks site in the centre of Aberdeen back on track. The ruins of the old church, looking for all the world like a decaying tooth, had blighted Aberdeen for too long.

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Thunderstorm deluge causes chaos

After the deluge on Tuesday, the papers were full of pictures of cars bobbing around in the loch of Polmuir Road, creating massive bow waves on Anderson Drive and general chaos. For some, water in underground ducts mean they will be without broadband, or even phones, for a week.

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City Centre Masterplan - when and how will it happen?

So, three years after they killed off the City Garden Project – saying that they would bring forward something better – Aberdeen City Council are today discussing the Aberdeen City Centre Masterplan.

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Marischal Square: is it just a money raiser?

So Marischal Square is now just a project we have to accept to raise money for the city. That appears to be the message from reports of yesterday’s budget meeting at Aberdeen Town House.

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