Hundreds of publicly-owned buildings could soon be sold-off across Aberdeen to raise millions of pounds for council coffers.
The Press and Journal writes:
The cash-strapped local authority agreed to reduce its property holdings as part of last year’s budget talks, as councillors tussled with options for cutting £40 million. Now buyers with an interest in more than 300 sites across the city are being asked to make themselves known – and to tell officials which properties they would be most interested in purchasing. Aberdeen City Council has valued the lots at £45 million, with hope funds raised can be put towards ongoing regeneration work.
…SNP group leader on Aberdeen City Council, Alex Nicoll, said: ‘The council must look to save money where it can and if selling off these buildings makes financial sense then that is what should be done.’