Ian Yuill

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

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Liberal Democrats in Aberdeen today launched a campaign calling on the management of Aberdeen International Airport to drop the £2 charge it has imposed on drivers dropping off passengers at the airport. Liberal Democrat councillor Martin Greig said “This charge is unwarranted and unfair. It is no more than greed and profiteering by the airport’s owners. […]

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Airyhall, Braeside and Mannofield bus links progress

by Ian Yuill on 27 February, 2016

I am pleased that, at the council meeting on Thursday 25th February, every single councillor present backed – in one form or another – the reintroduction of supported bus services. These are socially necessary but unprofitable bus services which the council pays private bus companies to provide. I was disappointed though that the council did not agree to a […]

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Big turnout at First Aberdeen ‘drop in’

by Ian Yuill on 15 February, 2016

The was a big turnout of residents at First Aberdeen’s ‘”drop in” session at Airyhall Library on Saturday 13th February. The First Aberdeen directors there were left in no doubt about just how unpopular the changes they made to local bus services last autumn really are. If you did not manage to attend the “drop in” […]

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Following on from the public meeting last autumn, First Aberdeen is holding a drop in session on Saturday 13th February at Airyhall Library for residents to speak on a one-to-one basis with senior managers about bus services to Airyhall, Braeside, Mannofield and Craigiebuckler.  The drop in session will run from 11am until 3pm and the […]

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With many residents of Airyhall, Braeside and Mannofield badly hit by First Aberdeen’s changes to bus services, I thought it might be helpful to highlight the Community Transport Service which operates Monday to Friday between 10:00am and 2:30pm. This is a door to door dial-a-bus service for those who are unable to use conventional bus services, the […]

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Can a local council run a bus service?

by Ian Yuill on 10 December, 2015

After First Aberdeen’s recent changes to bus services to Airyhall, Braeside and Mannofield a number of residents contacted me and asked whether Aberdeen City Council could run its own bus services. I contacted the council’s legal team to get a answer to this question and have now received the following response from one of Aberdeen City […]

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Its clear residents have not been satisfied by First Aberdeen’s response to complaints about the changes they made in the autumn to bus services to Airyhall, Braeside and Mannofield. Thank you to everyone who has already completed my Airyhall, Braeside and Mannofield bus survey – and if you have not done so yet you can complete it online. I will […]

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I have been contacted by many Airyhall, Braeside and Mannofield residents who are very unhappy with First Aberdeen’s recent changes to the bus services. People are particularly annoyed by the change to Service 15 which means it now takes much longer to get from the city centre to Airyhall and by the ending of bus services up […]

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