Port ex­pan­sion comes too late to turn our city into must-see spot for vis­i­tors

Evening Express (City Final) - - Views - D mcKay

I READ with won­der about the Aberdeen Har­bour ex­pan­sion to make our city a world-class des­ti­na­tion for cruise ships, (EE,

Oct 11).

Yes I am sure the ex­pan­sion would ac­com­mo­date large lin­ers with two or three thou­sand peo­ple dis­em­bark­ing ... to see what? The fa­mous Union Street full of bet­ting shops, pubs and char­ity shops?

Con­gested roads, ex­pen­sive taxis, buses that don’t run on time giv­ing the tourists the im­pres­sion they all park on Union Street as that’s what it looks like at peak times.

My con­cern is that these cruise tourists will leave, go tell their friends and we will have spent mil­lions on the har­bour ex­pan­sion for noth­ing.

If we had made im­prove­ments to Aberdeen when oil was in its prime the city would be on the “must visit” list.

Two or three thou­sand dis­em­bark­ing to see what?

changes: Union Street has lost its shine.

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