Aberdeen retail scheme may not be repeated
- 4 September 2012
- From the section NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland
A pioneering scheme aimed at supporting new businesses in Aberdeen may not be repeated.
The winners of Retail Rocks were given empty shop units rent free for a year in the Torry area, plus ongoing business support.
Council officials were instructed to find other areas of the city where it could operate.
However a report to next week's meeting of the planning committee says no funding opportunities currently exist.
The report recommends councillors agree £5,000 of funding toward further investigations.
The Retail Rocks scheme, backed by the public and private sector, was the first of its kind in Scotland.