Council to seek funding for Hogmanay celebrations

Aberdeen City Council officers have been instructed to look for new ways to pay for Hogmanay celebrations in the city.

The Enterprise, Planning and Infrastructure Committee had been asked to agree that, due to a lack of financial support and time available to organise an appropriate event, there would be no Hogmanay celebration this year.

Councillors agreed an amendment, moved by Convener Barney Crockett, to instruct officers to identify funding streams to support a Hogmanay celebration event in 2012 and report back on the funding and amount of officer time required to lay on such an event.

A report is due to be considered at the next meeting of the committee, on 6 November.