Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to everyone at Aberdeen City Council, your family, loved ones and friends.
After a flurry of activity in the past week, the holiday season is upon us with the school term finished and our offices quietening down.
For many colleagues there will be vital work continuing right through the weeks ahead – keeping people safe, caring for those who rely on us, keeping the city’s services running and the traffic moving.
As well as those on duty there are also lots who are on call and ready to respond to every eventuality, which is another important part of life in a big city Council.
I want to once again pass on my special thanks to everyone who will be working over the festive period.
Whether you’re on duty or getting a welcome break, very best wishes to all.