Aberdeen has entered into the race to become the UK’s first “City of Culture” in 2013 in an attempt to boost it’s struggling local economy.
The new initiative comes on the back of the success of Liverpool being christened the “Capital of Culture” in 2008. Since winning the title, Liverpool has seen a huge growth in it’s economy as well as a rise in confidence and optimism among local businesses. Aberdeen are hoping winning the title would have a similar positive effect on them. Since the economic downturn took hold, rents have fallen to an almost all-time low for Aberdeen office space and many Scottish SME’s have struggled to survive. (more…)