Public safety worries after city centre lights go out
allow for the street to be pedestrianised.
The lack of lighting has led to concerns about public safety, particularly with thousands of new students flocking to the city centre for freshers events.
SNP councillor Michael Hutchison said: “First of all, it is worrying that a major street in our city centre has been left without lighting.
“It poses questions about public safety and will cause more issues for hardpressed local businesses. I’ve asked for this to be looked into and I hope it will be dealt with promptly.
“With it being on the council’s doorstep, it sends out completely the wrong message about the city.
“When Labour first came to power they promised to focus on the basics rather what they called ‘vanity projects’ – five years later we have Broad Street plunged into darkness while work on Marischal Square overruns just yards away.”
A council spokesperson said the street lighting issue was being treated as an emergency, and would be fixed “as soon as possible”.
Labour councillor Ross Grant said: “I think that Councillor Hutchison should focus more on raising the issue with the council for his constituents rather than seeking to make political gain.