Let us inspire your city...

European BID of the year, Aberdeen Inspired is Aberdeen City Centre’s Business Improvement District that represents over 800 businesses.

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.

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Alive After Five campaign

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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German artist Jan Vormann brings global Dispatchwork project to Nuart Aberdeen


Childhood memories will be ignited during Nuart Aberdeen later this year as a global project that has taken over public spaces worldwide makes a playful mark on the city, brick by brick.

Renowned artist Jan Vormann is bringing his much loved Dispatchwork project, which uses LEGO bricks to repair damaged walls and structures, to the festival and has appealed to the public to donate bricks and join him in making a colourful claim to take back public space.

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