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Crowds gather at Marischal Square demonstration

Demonstration at Marischal Square
Demonstration at Marischal Square

Organisers say nearly 1,000 people turned out at a demonstration against the proposed Marischal Square development, this afternoon.

This is the third demonstration against the controversial plans, led by Muse Developments in partnership with Aberdeen City Council, which would mean the historic site would be re-developed into an office, retail and hotel complex.

Photo courtesy of Gail McMillan
Photo courtesy of Gail McMillan
Councillor Ross Thomson with demonstrators
Councillor Ross Thomson with demonstrators

Yesterday, a series of new images were released which, according to Aberdeen City Council’s finance convenor Willie Young, depicted “a true image of what the development will be”.

The latest picture of Marischal Square
The latest picture of Marischal Square

Mr Young, council leader Jenny Laing, and planning convener Ramsay Milne all turned down an invitation to attend today’s demonstration.

However, the trio have asked five of the scheme’s fiercest critics to a meeting at the council headquarters for discussions next week.

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