Festive wishes to all

Can I take the opportunity to pass on season’s greetings to all colleagues for the festive season – I hope everyone has a fantastic Christmas and New Year.

Whilst many are preparing for a break over the holiday period, there are a great number of Council employees who will be working throughout the next few weeks in a huge variety of roles. My thanks go to all of those involved, the efforts and dedication really are appreciated not only by the management team and I but also by those residents and businesses we serve.

My thanks also go to Scott Cumming from the design and marketing team for creating our animated digital Christmas card which has been sent near and far.


It has been another incredibly busy but productive year for Aberdeen City Council. There have been wonderful achievements, not to mention great challenges. The professionalism and commitment of our staff is what makes those achievements possible and enables us to meet the challenges.

On a final note, as thoughts turn to 2018 and resolutions it is the ideal time to share those prepared by our Imagineers – children who represent Aberdeen’s future and who have some very simple asks of us all as adults in the New Year. I’m sure you’ll agree it’s a thought provoking list.

Best wishes to you and your family and my thanks in advance for your continued support in the year ahead.