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The man behind the Scottish Government’s review of town centres was left “aghast” by Aberdeen City Council’s decision to reject £50million of private sector funding for improvements to Union Terrace Gardens.
Leading architect Malcolm Fraser said he was baffled when the local authority snubbed offshore industry doyen Sir Ian Wood’s offer to pump tens of millions of pounds into plans to invigorate the Granite City.
He also said he was amazed that Aberdeen had failed to capitalise on the huge amount of money “sloshing around” the city.
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