Port expansion comes too late to turn our city into must-see spot for visitors
I READ with wonder about the Aberdeen Harbour expansion to make our city a world-class destination for cruise ships, (EE,
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.