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Aberdeen Union Street pedestrianisation plans shelved

Aberdeen City Centre. Photo courtesy of Undiscovered Scotland
Image caption 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.

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