Aberdeen high-rises given new lease of light with green and purple lights

Three high-rises have become beacons of colour in the south of Aberdeen, after a new lighting display was switched on.

The buildings, at Morven, Brimmond and Grampian Courts in Torry, were upgraded with purple lights on the roof and green above entrances.

The eye-catching colour scheme was chosen over the standard white lights as an expression of the pride that Torry residents have in their neighbourhood.

The tower blocks will also be a focal point for train travellers arriving in the city from the south.

Residents say they are pleased about the facelift for their lighting scheme.

Sylvia Murdoch, 85, of Morven Court, said: “The lights are quite impressive, and much brighter than before.

“We got a letter from the council more than a year ago to let us know the council would be putting in new lights. Now that I see them, it just brightens up the area and makes it look different.”

Norma Ferguson, 82, of Brimmond Court, said: “I made tea and coffee – since it was a cold night – and watched the lighting up.

“It’s a nice initiative and brightens up the city.”

The lights were officially switched on by Aberdeen City Council’s communities, housing and infrastructure convener Yvonne Allan, along with residents from each of the three buildings.

Cllr Allan said: “The new lighting at Morven, Brimmond and Grampian Courts looks wonderful, and I’m sure the residents will enjoy their buildings being awash with colour.

“The residents who were there for the switch-on all said what a difference the new lights make to their buildings.

“We have seen the benefits of what imaginative lighting on buildings can do with the award-winning Spectra festival for the last four years, so bringing a riot of colour to these three high-rises will bring a bit of sparkle on even the darkest winter day.”

The project is designed to recoup much of its initial installation cost through electricity savings.