Let us inspire your city...

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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Aberdeen will twinkle and sparkle this festive season with Christmas in Aberdeen, the brand new events and activities programme brought by Aberdeen City Council in partnership with Aberdeen Inspired.


The festive season will officially launch on Friday 17 November with the opening of the Aberdeen Winter Village, delivered by Codona’s Amusement Park, at Aberdeen’s brand new civic space on Broad Street.


The popular open air ice rink will feature once again, with fairground rides including a traditional carousel, helter-skelter and the return of The Blizzard.


However, if visitors venture inside Marischal College Quad they will find the area transformed into a winter wonderland market with vendors from Scottish Enterprise, The Princes Trust and Women in Business showcasing their creative produce.


The following weekend the Quad will once again be transformed, this time into FINE Festive Food and Drink Market (Thursday 23 – Sunday 26 November) and then once again, for HAAN Christmas Design Market, which will run over three weekends in December (7-10 Dec, 14-17 Dec and 21-23 Dec).

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