Creative lighting strategy and implementation plan given go-ahead

A multi-million pound plan aiming to light-up and showcase Aberdeen landmarks has been given the go- ahead by councillors.

Aberdeen in Colour is looking to enhance landmarks, streetscapes and cultural experiences to make the city more welcoming.

The project could cost £6.5 million and light up 12 separate areas.


Proposed locations include the Castlegate, Union Street, the banks of the River Dee, Belmont Street and St Nicholas Kirk.

Members of the finance committee unanimously approved the strategy and implementation plan.

They also instructed officers to start work through the development of business cases, including working with partners to explore potential funding streams.

Finance convener Douglas Lumsden said: “Aberdeen in Colour describes how we might continue to showcase Aberdeen’s unique streetscape and architecture during the hours of darkness, as well as adding new interest and better connecting the city centre.”