Let us inspire your city...

Aberdeen Inspired is Aberdeen City Centre’s Business Improvement District that represents over 700 city centre businesses within the city centre.

Funded by both levy payers and voluntary contributions, Aberdeen Inspired works hard to help improve and effect positive change in our city centre.

 

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Did you know?

Aberdeen is the first and only city in Scotland to be awarded with the prestigious Purple Flag status.

The Purple Flag status is a national accreditation recognising city and town centres that excel in managing the night time experience.

 

Inspired vision...

The vision of Aberdeen Inspired is to make Aberdeen City Centre one of the most vibrant, attractive, prosperous and liveable city centre’s in Scotland. Our role is to stimulate the economy, improve on the existing attractiveness, and to market the city centre as a destination of choice.

Our vision is executed through five main themes detailed below:

Film From The Past To Celebrate Aberdeen

A film which was commissioned to celebrate 200 years since the construction of Union Street commenced is set to be shown in public this weekend for the first time in 21 years.

‘No Mean Street – Union Street 200’ will be shown this Saturday and Sunday (August 22 and 23) at Belmont Filmhouse as part of the Celebrate Aberdeen weekend festivities that will take place at various venues across the city centre.

The film, written and directed by Alan White, was commissioned by Aberdeen City Council in 1994 to celebrate 200 years since the act of parliament authorised the construction of Aberdeen’s main thoroughfare.

Starring local ex-drama teacher, actor and stand-up Ally Dunbar as Doctor Kelly, the film follows the time travelling architect as he guides viewers into the past and present history of the street. The film also features the song Abercrombie’s Dream by Old Bling Dogs which lyrics tell the story of Abercrombie, the young civil engineer who came up with the street’s design.

It was shown daily during the Union Street 200 celebrations over four months in 1994 in a temporary exhibition and cinema that utilised the arches within Union Terrace Gardens.



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From the desk of the CEO...

As the new Chief Executive of Aberdeen Inspired I would first like to welcome you to our website.

We planned, supported and carried out many successful projects in 2014, a few of our highlights included sponsoring the art process of the extremely well received Wild Dolphin trail throughout July and August which while entertaining children and adults alike also resulted in high levels of footfall and prolonged dwell time within the city centre.

Our civic pride campaign also took off as colourful bursts in the form of floral displays were implemented on some of our main streets and our Adopt an Area scheme gathered interest. Aberdeen Inspired work hard to help improve the city centre, we hope to build momentum on these projects in the coming years.

One of our key objectives here at Aberdeen Inspired is to make the city centre a safe environment for visitors day and night. Under our safe and secure banner we are the only city in Scotland to be accredited with the desirable Purple Flag status, we have been working closely with our partners to ensure this status is maintained and over time improved. We have recently launched a creative lighting project in the city’s Golden Square aimed to increase the aesthetics of the area and also provide additional lighting, especially for passers by and the local businesses in the area, but our projects don’t stop there – please navigate to our projects page to find out more about what we have been up to.

Increasing footfall within the city centre is one of our main aims and our springboard system has been able to provide us with invaluable information on city centre footfall – follow the link below for more information.

With our renewal ballot coming up in 2016, a yes vote is vital for Aberdeen Inspired to continue working on behalf of Aberdeen to inspire positive change in our city centre by helping to maintain its position as a desirable city for business and leisure. With significant developments in neighbouring towns and cities a future with Aberdeen Inspired ensures continued support for our local businesses in helping create a better environment for trading.

View the footfall figures in more detail