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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.

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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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First George Street market hailed a success


A city centre trading association has hailed their first Farmers’ Market a success as the public turned out in their thousands to support.

The Greater George Street Traders Association hosted its first Sustainable Farmer’s Market on Saturday July, 7th, from 10am – 4pm.

The farmers market included 15 local food and drink producers selling top quality fresh and locally produced food.

The sustainability festival hosted by Aberdeen Climate Action and Granite City Good Food was supported by 14 local organisations including CFINE, One Seed Forward, Aberdeen Climate Action and The Allotment Market Stall.

Both traders and local businesses felt the positive effects of the market, with market traders praising the festival feel and community engagement. Local businesses also reported seeing a significant increase in footfall in the area and commended the family friendly atmosphere.

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