Ian Yuill

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

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Survey reveals confusion over recycling

by Ian Yuill on 18 March, 2018

A poll of 2,000 people across the UK has identified widespread confusion about what items can and cannot be put in household recycling bins. The survey commissioned by the British Science Association found the most common mistake, made by 66% of people, is thinking that used kitchen foil and foil trays should not be put […]

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The Conservative, Labour and Independent councillors who control the City Council rejected a Liberal Democrat proposal to look at how the council’s snow clearing and gritting operations could be improved at the council meeting on 5th March. My colleagues and I put forward our proposal that council staff look at how snow clearing and gritting […]

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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 on the SNP Scottish Government which has once again made Aberdeen City Council the worst funded council in Scotland. Ian […]

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I was contacted by many residents about the problems with gritting pavements during the recent icy weather. People told me about slips and falls they had had on icy pavements, whilst others told me they or their relatives felt trapped in their homes because they did not believe the pavements were safe. Whenever I was […]

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Aberdeen’s Liberal Democrat councillors have released a series of photographs revealing how the inside of long-closed Provost Skene’s House now looks. Ian Yuill, Leader of the Aberdeen City Council Liberal Democrats, said, “People have been asking for some time what had happened inside Provost Skene’s House so, once building work around it finished, I asked […]

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Whilst most of us will be enjoying the Festive break, many people will be working over Christmas and New Year to keep the rest of us safe, secure and comfortable. So thank you: Council roads staff Social workers Carers Health workers Police officers and civilians staff Ambulance service staff Fire service staff RNLI and mountain […]

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Christmas and New Year are not always a happy time

by Ian Yuill on 24 December, 2017

It’s worth remembering that Christmas and New Year may be an unhappy time for some people. Below are the contact numbers of organisations that may be able to help: Childline : 0800 1111 Samaritans : 116 123 Domestic Violence Hotline : 0808 2000 247 Mind : 0300 123 3393 Age UK : 0800 169 6565

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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 […]

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Pavement and road gritting – complete review needed

by Ian Yuill on 24 December, 2017

After people’s experiences during the recent cold weather, with many pavements left ungritted days after snow fell, I believe there must be a full review of the council’s pavement and road gritting operations. Throughout the cold spell I was contacted by residents who were annoyed that pavements were very icy with no sign that they […]

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Sign up for neighbourhood alerts from the police

by Ian Yuill on 12 October, 2017

A new Neighbourhood Alert services has been launched which allows the police to send e-mail messages about local crime trends and containing crime prevention advice quickly and effectively to people. This can be targetted to particular streets or communities if required. Anyone can sign-up to receive these e-mail messages, either for themselves or their community […]

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