Controversy reigns in Aberdeen over the plans to radically transform Union Terrace Gardens. As a starting point Compare the Square offers a thoroughly researched overview of the plans on the table. A public consultation is also being undertaken, and whilst this blog post is too short to cover all the aforementioned controversies, it highlights the strength of opinion about public space in the city.

(Image: Brisac Gonzalez’ design for a new centre for the Contemporary Arts in Union Terrace Gardens, housing Peacock Visual Arts and the city council’s Arts Education and Arts Development teams and Citymoves dance agency - an alternative to the officially preferred 'City Square' plans).