by Ian Yuill on 24 December, 2017
I am disgusted that Conservative and Labour councillors voted at a meeting of the council’s Urgent Business Committee on Thursday 21st December to end the funding of Aberdeen International Youth Festival.
The Liberal Democrats believe the council should continue to provide funds to Support the Youth Festival.
The Youth Festival has been a key part of Aberdeen’s cultural calendar for over 40 years. It does need to strengthen its governance, review its programme and attract a greater mix of people to performances – but the way to achieve that is to support the Youth Festival and not end its council funding at a stroke as the Conservatives and Labour councillors have done.
My Liberal Democrat colleagues and I will continue to do all we can to secure the long-term future of Aberdeen International Youth Festival.