Changes to the Aberdeen Art Gallery: what will they mean?

November 04, 2015

In By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

Over the next few months, those who walk past the Aberdeen Art Gallery will notice the erection of scaffolding to the front of the building, the removal of the roof above the centre court and the installation of a crane. This isn’t the latest art display: it’s the next stage in the £30m redevelopment plan for the Gallery.

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Could Aberdeen City Council plans help bring over 400 council homes back into use?

October 28, 2015

In North East News By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

For some people, council housing is the only thing stopping them from being homeless – and yet in Aberdeen there are presently hundreds of vacant homes which are habitable except from minor repair work.

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Five tools to improve your ASPC property search online

October 21, 2015

In Buying a house, Property news By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

How many properties do you look at online before you set up a viewing? The number will be different for everyone, depending on how much of an idea you have in your head about your dream home – but it’s important to know everything you can about a property before you make a trip to see it

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Could King’s Gate roundabout be replaced with traffic lights?

October 14, 2015

In By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

It’s been a big year for the roads in the North East of Scotland, and Aberdeen in particular. First, we have the £745m Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie-Tipperty bypass, then plans to improve the Haudagain Roundabout route…and now it has been suggested that the Anderson Drive roundabout at King’s Gate could be the next target. (“Target” seems an appropriate word in this case. I have to declare an interest, here, as I use both in my commute.)

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Buying a House in Scotland Part One: Preparations

October 07, 2015

In By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

While ASPC is apparently concerned with marketing properties for sale in the most effective way, one can tend to forget that it was originally set up to help prospective buyers.

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