Aberdeen Union Street pedestrianisation plans shelved

Aberdeen City Centre. Photo courtesy of Undiscovered Scotland Union Street runs right through Aberdeen city centre

Plans to pedestrianise part of Union Street in Aberdeen have been shelved.

The scheme was one of several ideas to help regenerate the city centre announced by the Labour-led administration last August.

The proposals were unveiled following the cancellation of the controversial City Garden Project.

However, Labour group secretary Willie Young, the council's finance convener, said pedestrianisation was not possible in the short-term.

Union Street was once the city's main retail hub, but has become increasingly run down over the past 30 years as retailers moved away to large shopping centres.

The City Garden project had been aimed at transforming Union Terrace Gardens.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC North East, Orkney and Shetland



6 °C 4 °C


  • Kim Jong-ilKorean kidnap

    The film stars abducted by North Korea and forced to make movies

  • TabletFeeling flat

    Are tablets losing their appeal?

  • scarlett Johansson7 days quiz

    Did someone try to impersonate Scarlett on the red carpet?

  • Woman reading on subwayCover shots Watch

    The disappearing books of the New York city subway

  • llamasLlama drama

    Two unlikely fugitives go on the run in Arizona

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.