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May 17 2010

Mystery donor hopes to kick-start Aberdeen’s City Square
A mystery benefactor, thought to be a local businessman, has pledged £5m towards Sir Ian Wood’s City Square Project in Aberdeen.

The donor’s 11th hour largesse is seen as an attempt to sway wavering opinion in advance of a meeting on Wednesday in which councillors will decide whether to back the plans.

It is likely to be seen as too little too late however as even with Wood’s £50m the scheme would still leave penniless Aberdeen Council scrambling to foot an £85m bill.

The City Square plan has already been rejected by the majority of respondents in a public consultation.   

5 Comments

Hugh Macpherson
#1 Posted by Hugh Macpherson on 17 May 2010 at 15:22 PM
more evidence if any were needed that there is no relationship between money and intelligence
Dons Fan
#2 Posted by Dons Fan on 17 May 2010 at 16:57 PM
If this mystery benefactor turns out to be Stuart Milne i'll explode.
Darren Mackie
#3 Posted by Darren Mackie on 18 May 2010 at 15:56 PM
Prepare to explode then Dons Fan, for today's front-page EE headline alludes to his support, which some might say is tantamount to bribery:

"Support Square and I'll Build You A House"
Dons Fan
#4 Posted by Dons Fan on 18 May 2010 at 17:25 PM
A better scenario. Aberdeen Football club has just submitted planning permission to build a new stadium in Cove and 350 new homes at Pittodrie Stadium. Guess who will get to build those homes?
Soor Puss- City Chief Defective
#5 Posted by Soor Puss- City Chief Defective on 18 May 2010 at 20:12 PM
You are probably correct Darren, I'll ecpect to see some of the city cooncilors with new houses and extensions shortly

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