A key member of our team involved in business and community outreach is Ewan Mclean, Scotland's only Evening and Night Time Economy Manager appointed by Aberdeen City Council & Aberdeen Inspired in November 2021. Ewan's appointment comes at crucial time for the city centre as it continues to navigate through the challenges of Covid.

Ewan's role is not only important to the development of Aberdeen City Centre’s night-time offering but will also allow us to push the city’s interest at a national level by looking to positively influence policy where appropriate.

The night-time economy plays a significant part in shaping Aberdeen City Council and partners ambitious Aberdeen City Centre Masterplan (CCMP) and with this Ewan will look to be a strong and positive voice on behalf of Aberdeen City Centre’s evening and night-time economy businesses.

In 2020, we saw Aberdeen City Centre retain its Purple Flag status as we were reaccredited for the seventh time with the ATCM Purple Flag Award and cited as the UK’s lead in providing a safe, secure and vibrant night time economy. Ewan will lead the charge in retaining and developing the city's Purple Flag accreditation as we run for the eighth year.

This award is only possible due to the strength in the Purple Flag working group which brings together over 30 partner organisation including private sector, local authorities and community councils. Aberdeen’s Purple Flag working group create projects which protect the community such as Ask for Angela, Street Pastors Safe Space Bus, and Counter-Terrorism Resilience Training for local businesses and taxis.