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DEVELOPING EXCELLENCE IN OUR COASTAL TOWNS


Peterhead harbour


National Geographic magazine and Fraserburgh and Peterhead regularly feature highly for best quality of life in various indices. Our northern coastline stretching along the Moray Firth is already a great asset, with economic and cultural links to Nordic Europe and indeed throughout the world. Aberdeenshire Council plan to capitalise further on these coastal towns to create excellence throughout our educational, economic and community achievements by means of a new Regeneration Strategy. Richard Thomson, Co Leader of


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Aberdeenshire Council, says; “We are determined to build on what we have here. We want to facilitate change through


berdeenshire boasts one of the top 20 coastlines in the world according to the


community empowerment. Investments in harbour infrastructure and new masterplanning exercises show how we can utilise our coastal position more effectively and build competitive advantage. Northern Aberdeenshire has authentic places with real cultural resonance but with economic clout in the form of a well- developed food sector, the energy sector and clusters of marine expertise which are second to none. Peterhead is one of the most economically successful towns of its size in Scotland, if not the UK. What better starting point to realise an even greater future.


Property investment Fund Aberdeenshire Council is putting together the final stages of a fund to help mobilise the private, public and third sector to bring back vacant and derelict properties to economic use. “Martin Kitts-Hayes, Co Leader of


Aberdeenshire Council, says; “it is vital that we facilitate our places to be the best they can be. This fund helps to do that through financing the market gap to get our town centre properties functioning and keeping our towns vibrant community centres” The Property investment Fund is


excellent leadership, strong partners and committed staff.” The new Regeneration Strategy is


expected to focus on greater economic confidence, realising our entrepreneurial resources, educational excellence, and


COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MONTHLY 2016


expected to launch in April and aims to revitalise the fabric of Banff, Macduff, Fraserburgh and Peterhead. Opportunities are also being highlighted for particular areas of investment, for example food service and leisure in Peterhead to complement the retail offering. In Fraserburgh, comprehensive study of


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the opportunities for increased hotel provision has led to the creation of an accommodation prospectus which invites potential hotel investors, developers and operators to get in touch. Partners can then be supported with detailed business case propositions on a few selected sites. Fraserburgh is also a key location for serving the offshore renewables sector and marine repair and maintenance; one of the many reasons an investment here is a strong proposition. In Banff and Macduff, there are


opportunities for marine-based industries as well as residential developments and tourism. With a serious eye to the creative sector, building on the rich histories of the town, silver smithing has been identified as one of the specialist sectors which could contribute to the future prosperity of this exceptional place. Further details on these opportunities


can be found at: http://bit.ly/ShireRegen Alternatively, contact Christine Webster


on 07785 730652 or email Christine.webster@aberdeenshire.gov.uk


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