Ian Yuill

Liberal Democrat councillor for Mannofield, Airyhall, Braeside, Broomhill, Garthdee, Kaimhill & Ruthrieston Learn more

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This Saturday, the 24th June, is National Armed Forces Day. Here in Aberdeen there will be a parade of serving military personnel, veterans’ associations, cadet and youth organisations accompanied by local pipe bands and vintage military vehicles down Union Street from 11am, finishing at the Castlegate. The parade is a celebration of the history and […]

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Information I have obtained from a senior member of council staff has revealed that the council spends so little on road repairs it would take over 100 years to resurface all of Aberdeen’s roads! The situation with pavement repairs is even worse. At current spending levels, it would take 456 years to resurface all of Aberdeen’s […]

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Britain’s top men’s professional cycling teams will compete in Round 8 of the Tour Series in Aberdeen on Thursday 25th May. Scottish Cycling will host a range of amateur races between 1.00pm and 6.00pm. The men’s Tour Series gets underway at 7.30pm and the presentation to the winners will be at approximately 9pm. There will be […]

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Aberdeen’s Liberal Democrat councillors this morning (Thursday 11th May) announced they would not be entering any coalition to run Aberdeen City Council. Ian Yuill, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, said: “The Liberal Democrats believe we can best serve our constituents and Aberdeen by not joining any coalition. We will instead consider every issue before […]

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It is not too late to register to vote

by Ian Yuill on 8 April, 2017

It is not too late to register to vote for the council elections in Aberdeen on Thursday 4th May. The deadline for registering is Monday 17th April. You can register to vote online here and it normally takes about 5 minutes to do so.

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At its recent budget setting meeting, Aberdeen City Council rejected a proposal I made to create an Education Fund of £2.5 million. This extra money could have been used to make a real difference to the education of every single pupil in Aberdeen’s schools. The Education Fund my Liberal Democrat colleagues and I proposed would […]

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I continue to be contacted by people who are upset and angry about the “Marischal Square” development opposite Marischal College. People tell me they believe the development is too big, hides Provost Skene’s House and is completely inappropriate for a site opposite Marischal College. I agree with all these points. My Liberal Democrat colleagues and […]

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I am very disappointed that the city council did not accept my proposal on behalf of the Liberal Democrats to invest more in education, repairing crumbling roads and pavement and enhancing Aberdeen’s environment when its set its budget for the forthcoming year earlier this week. Key points in my proposal – which was part of a […]

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Aberdeen’s Liberal Democrat councillors today proposed investing in education, repairing crumbling roads and pavement and enhancing Aberdeen’s environment at Aberdeen City Council’s budget meeting. The Liberal Democrats also squarely put the blame for the cuts Aberdeen City Council is making on the SNP Scottish Government which has cut the council’s funding for 2017/18  by over […]

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A new bridge over the River Dee – my views

by Ian Yuill on 19 February, 2017

A number of people have asked me recently what my views are on the proposals to build a new bridge over the River Dee. Why I support building a new bridge I support building a new bridge over the Dee as this will: Increase the capacity of the bridges over the Dee Make is safer […]

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