I spoke last week of my enormous pride in the team behind the creation of The Event Complex Aberdeen, with the P&J Live entertainment and conference facilities at its centre, and after the celebrations over the past few days it’s important to once again thank all those who have played a part.
The opening ceremony on Thursday was followed by the preview event on Saturday and I know lots of our own staff were among the thousands who snapped up tickets.
The reaction to both events has been overwhelmingly positive and the complex is a shining light in terms of our ambitions for Aberdeen.
I make no apologies for repeating what I’ve said previously – the scale of the achievement by the project team and the many, many colleagues from across a huge range of Council services is phenomenal. We can all take inspiration from the way this project has been delivered – the Team principle in action.
Of course, with test events continuing and Offshore Europe around the corner the hard work is carrying on for those closest to the development.
In months and years to come, we will take a step back and truly appreciate the impact of what has been achieved and the social and economic benefits it has brought to the city and its residents. In the meantime, thank you once again to our teams and congratulations on a hugely important week.