Ian Yuill

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

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Belmont Street Farmers’ Market returns

by Ian Yuill on 26 July, 2017

The popular farmers’ market held regularly on Belmont Street for the last 17 years will return under new management between 9am and 3pm on Saturday 29th July. The farmers’ market, now being organised by the people who run the monthly Thistle Street market, will be held on the last Saturday of every month until December […]

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Multi-storey flat fire safety advice

by Ian Yuill on 4 July, 2017

You can find some helpful advice from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service about fire safety in flats in multi-storey buildings here.

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Aberdeen’s Liberal Democrat councillors have said they “fear the worst” after Conservative councillor Alan Donnelly was appointed Aberdeen City Council’s Depute Provost at today’s (Monday 3rd July) meeting of the council’s Urgent Business Committee. Liberal Democrat group leader Ian Yuill said: “I was shocked when the Conservative / Labour / Independent coalition which controls the […]

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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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