Aberdeen begging by-law plan approved by city councillors
- 18 December 2013
- From the section NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland
Plans to outlaw begging on the streets of Aberdeen have been backed by councillors.
They have voted to pursue a by-law, but the Scottish government would have to approve the plans.
A previous attempt to establish similar legislation in the city - considered by councillors in February - had failed.
At that time, the homelessness charity Aberdeen Cyrenians said it would only worsen the problems of the vulnerable.