The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)
10-year strategy launched
Aberdeen City Council has approved a new 10year strategy for culture.
In an attempt to boost the city’s cultural offering both at home and abroad, the council has worked closely with organisations across the city to identify their priorities for the next decade.
Culture Aberdeen includes bidding for the Unesco Creative City designation, creating employment opportunities within the culture sector and building on existing links to partner cities such as Calgary, Houston and Stavanger.
More than 30 organisations have signed up to the council-led plan, and it is expected that £2.7 million will be spent this year alone on events – such as the hugely popular Spectra.
Leaders hope that by boosting the city’s cultural draw they can bring even more visitors, amid a prolonged downturn in the oil and gas industry.