A very special weekend for the city

The days ahead will be a great celebration as Denis Law receives the Freedom of the City of Aberdeen.

As a sporting star recognised across the world and true ambassador for the many charitable causes he supports, Denis is deserving of the highest honour which the city can bestow upon him.

It will be an honour to be part of the conferral ceremony on Saturday and Sunday’s parade will bring Aberdeen together to celebrate. I’m sure there will be lots of familiar faces from our own staff out to join in.

Before we embark on a hectic weekend, my thanks go to the many people within Aberdeen City Council who have worked so hard to make the Freedom events special.

Planning has been going on for several months and, given the history and traditions underpinning the occasion, it is a complex and intricate piece of work. So many different teams have been involved and I’m grateful for the hard work and thought that has gone into every aspect.

It promises to be a memorable weekend, particularly for the Law family who are travelling from near and far to see the new Freeman being honoured.