Let us inspire your city...

European BID of the year, Aberdeen Inspired is Aberdeen City Centre’s Business Improvement District that represents over 700 city centre businesses within the city centre.

Funded by both levy payers and voluntary contributions, Aberdeen Inspired works hard to help improve and effect positive change in our city centre.


Did you know?

Aberdeen is the first city in Scotland to be crowned Best European BID (Business Improvement District) 2017 by the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Berlin.

Aberdeen Inspired’s leading role in delivering the successful Nuart Aberdeen Festival in April played a significant part in the judge’s decision to declare the organisation as the winner of the 2017 award.

As well as lobbying on behalf of its levy payers and supporting festivals and projects in the city, the success of other Aberdeen Inspired projects such as the first Aberdeen Comedy Festival, Summer of Art, and the Aberdeen Christmas Village also helped the organisation to stand out against other finalists, including Amsterdam and Hamburg.

Watch the Nuart Art festival Video

Inspired vision...

The vision of Aberdeen Inspired is to make Aberdeen City Centre one of the most vibrant, attractive, prosperous and liveable city centre’s in Scotland. Our role is to stimulate the economy, improve on the existing attractiveness, and to market the city centre as a destination of choice.

Our vision is executed through five main themes detailed below:

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Come dine with Aberdeen Restaurant Week

Over 40 restaurants are ready to put on a show as the Aberdeen Restaurant Week participating eateries are revealed.


Aberdeen’s September edition of Restaurant Week will run from Monday 3 September 2018, to Sunday, 9 September.


More than 40 restaurants have signed up so far and each will create a soon to be revealed, unique menu for the event with a simple pricing structure. A two-course lunch will be priced at £10 per person and a three-course dinner will cost £20 per person.


The website is now live listing all participating restaurants and the respective menus will be revealed on Tuesday 21st August.


Participating restaurants include, Yatai, Jack’s Steakhouse & Grill, The Braided Fig, Melt, Atlantis and Café Andaluz.


This year Contour Café will host a slow food pop-up in partnership with SNEAP which will aim to highlight the field to fork journey.


Craig Byiers, of SNEAP said: “The slow food ethos is to support local independent businesses, artisan producers and purveyors of food and drink products. It allows local culture values to shine through the medium of sustainable produce by linking the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.


“We are looking forward to hosting the pop up event and adding an extra element to Restaurant Week.”

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