From our biggest Festive Fun Day yet to an increased Christmas in the Quad market, there was plenty to celebrate at our Aberdeen Christmas Village last year. And just like that the festive season is now over! Check out everything we have been up recently below.

Aberdeen Christmas Village 2019 - Local Business Feedback Survey

The Aberdeen Christmas Village returned to the heart of the city this winter for a magical 5 weeks of festive fun! We would love to get your feedback on this year's event, helping us shape and improve our future planning and projects moving forward. Please complete our short survey which should take no more than a few minutes to complete. Please click here to complete our survey

Aberdeen Restaurant Week 2020

Aberdeen Restaurant Week returns for 2020! The popular event will run from Monday 24th February - Sunday 1st March 2020 and we are now looking for Aberdeen city centre eateries to sign up to be a part of the event. To view our ARW information pack click here or contact the team here. Deadline for sign up is Monday 20th January 2020.

If you are another type of business (such as entertainment, leisure, accommodation) and would like to get involved in the event by offering a promotion, please send details of this over to Restaurants@aberdeenrestaurantweek.com and we will include this on our website.

Nuart Aberdeen alumni makes the list for the best murals of 2019 in the world!

We are delighted to see that Nuart Aberdeen 2019 alumni STRØK (Anders Gjennestad) has made the list for the best murals of 2019 by Street Art Today! Nuart Aberdeen is a festival unlike any other in the UK and the universal support and affection it holds in the hearts of locals and visitors alike is incredible. Check out the full line-up below featuring murals from across the globe by a number of world class artists.

Aberdeen Inspired boss calls for yearly Scot Gov cash to breathe new life into cities

Through the Scottish City BID Group we have pushed for the Scottish Town Centre funding to be extended to cities earlier this year, resulting in £1.3 million being secured for the city. It is our ambition for this to continue and while the Scottish Town Centre Fund is not annualised we would like to see this become the case, with BIDs and city councils working closely together to deliver more projects of this nature. Read more here

Press & Journal: The Business - Adrian Watson: Shop Local

The call to shop local is a well-used mantra of recent years, but never has it been more crucial. This is a period of transition for all towns and city centres across the UK and beyond, and as we know Aberdeen is not immune. Click here to continue reading

Nuart: Aberdeen street art festival created ‘phenomenal legacy’

Check out the latest article from the Evening Express reflecting on the phenomenal legacy that Nuart Aberdeen continues to leave on the Granite City. Nuart Aberdeen returns to the Granite City from 23 - 26 April 2020. If you are a levy paying business who is interested in getting involved in the festival get in touch with the team here. Click here to read more here

First two acts announced for Aberdeen International Comedy Festival 2020!

Set to raise an eyebrow or two our first headline act is none other than Scotland’s favourite viral comedy sensation Gary Meikle. Returning to play his biggest city gig to date at Aberdeen’s Music Hall on Friday 2nd October Gary’s tour show is aptly named Surreal! Also announced for the opening weekend is Tez Ilyas who in his first three years as a stand up found himself in no less than eight competition finals including the prestigious BBC New Comedy Award and Leicester Mercury New Comedian of the Year. Click here to read more

Aberdeen: a narrative for the city region - ABZolutely

Share the facts, tell your stories and spread the word about the Aberdeen city region with the ABZolutely campaign, spearheaded by Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce and partners. The campaign toolkit is intended as a resource that can be used by anyone who wants to promote and celebrate the city region. If you’re passionate about the area and want some facts and examples to talk it up, these resources are for you. Click here to find out more

First formal meeting for Night-Time Commission

We are delighted to be hosting the first formal Night-Time Commission meeting on 30 January 2020, as part of the Alive After Five strategy. The commission is another first for Scotland and aims to ensure the development of the cities night-time economy. More here

Aberdeen Christmas Village spreads festive cheer with community Festive Fun Day

Over a thousand people descended upon the Aberdeen Christmas Village on Tuesday December 17 for the annual Festive Fun Day. In the biggest uptake yet, a wide range of community groups, north-east charities, schools and people with additional needs were invited by organisers Aberdeen Inspired to enjoy some Christmas magic in the festive heart of the city centre. Click here to read more

2020 Sponsorship Opportunities - Aberdeen Inspired

We are always on the look-out for new sponsors for our wonderful portfolio of events and festivals including Nuart Aberdeen, Aberdeen International Comedy Festival, Aberdeen Christmas Village, Inspired Nights on The Green and Aberdeen Restaurant Week. If you are interested in discussing any sponsorship opportunities or to find out more please contact Aberdeen Inspired CEO Adrian Watson.

Aberdeen Inspired

Our portfolio of work to improve the city centre and support business continues to expand. From hosting an array of events to introducing policies, we strive to make Aberdeen a destination city to live, work, play and invest. Our CEO Adrian Watson appreciates your continued support and would welcome any feedback to enhance our outputs in 2020 and is happy to meet with all businesses within the BID.