Comment posted Aberdeen votes by narrow majority for video game ‘garden’ at Union Terrace by Graeme McCormick.
This is great news. Aberdeen should have a vibrant public realm given it’s massive economic advantage. Instead it is a provincial backwater with little modern architectural merit.
The key to the longterm success of this new square is how well it is maintained once it’s completed.
We have a poor record of maintaining our public works in Scotland. Let’s hope Aberdeen builds in a proper maintenance plan in the project
Recent comments by Graeme McCormick
- Scotland and the banks – the real issue
It costs £200 to set up a company and takes five minutes. Yawn!
My staff and all employees of SME will be delighted to know they work for second rate businesses. most are a solvent unlike the banks. I pay well above the minimum wage for my 20 employees.
- Oban South and the Isles to ready for by-election as Councillor Hall stands down
Perhaps one of your correspondents would share the case in which they were saved prosecution or conviction for lack of corroboration.
Corroboration didn’t save Oscar Slater. His experience lead to the Creation of the Court of Criminal Appeal as a safety net
- If the union is lost, it has not deserved to live
Common Weal and Constitutional money are visionary and among a host of various aspirations being openly debated throughout the YES movement.
The YES campaign is open to all to challenge and confront at the hundreds of public meetings whereas the BT campaign is conducted behind close doors, and only the select few are welcome to attend.
Why don’t BT publish their public meetings?
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I just wonder how much employment those who are so quick to critics these gentlemen have brought to Scotland?
- Argyll and Bute Council on track to lose £80k per annum to Waitrose
One does wonder what the Waitrose management were thinking about in pursuing the site they choose. These people are supposed to weigh up all foreseeable consequences and opportunities a site presents. Likewise that is why we as a community have planners.
Apart from the issues raised the store is built the wrong way round. The view from the cafe is north instead of over the Clyde to the south. The car park is very exposed and there is no protection from the driving wind and rain for pedestrians.
Speeding cars from the east sailing though the mini roundabout without reducing their speed are a real problem for pedestrians and motorist exiting the site. The sight lines have been partially obscured by a stone wall
On a personal level there is no sense of occasion visiting it unlike Waitrose in Byres Road
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