The operator of the new Aberdeen Market and the city council are calling on the people of Aberdeen to name the new facility ahead of work beginning in the weeks ahead.

The £50million project is being operated by McGinty's Group who will be in charge of the international food hall as well as the terraced bar and outdoor space.

It'll also be a key player in getting people back onto Union Street and surrounding areas when it opens in 2025.

"We are very excited about the development and what it’s going to bring to the city," said Allan Henderson, McGinty's Group director.

He added: "We would love the excitement to be shared by our fellow Aberdonians.

"Having a poll of names suggested by locals will be a great starting point for them to work from.

Henderson tells the Press and Journal he hopes to appoint a local marketing agency to begin the branding from as soon as next month.

The final decision on the name will be made by McGinty's and the local authority.

Council co-leader Christian Allard said: "The name of the venue will be an important part of attracting people to visit.

"It will be an interesting and fun exercise to see what suggestions people put forward."

Ian Yuill, his co-leader, added: "The new market development will help regenerate the city centre and boost our local economy."

Suggested ideas are to be emailed to by Sunday, December 31.

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