The transfer of miles of roads from the Scottish Government back to Aberdeen City Council could be “an opportunity” for lining the streets with flowers – a senior councillor has said.
Liberal Democrat group leader Ian Yuill has long called for flowers to be planted in the central reservations of major arterial routes like Anderson Drive.
Until recently, before the opening of the AWPR, these roads were managed by government body Transport Scotland.
But following the opening of the £745 million bypass, around 25 miles of road was transferred to the council which is now responsible for its maintenance.
Mr Yuill said: “We would like to see the likes of Anderson Drive, Auchmill Road and the Parkway be lined with flowers as they used to be.
“These roads are the gateways to Aberdeen and we believe that with this planting they could present a great image of the city to visitors.
“It is certainly an opportunity and while I understand there are very limited resources within the council at the moment we have spoken with officers about the possibility of this going ahead.
“I would also support calls for more government funding now the council has this extra responsibility.”