Community projects like our birdboxes (see below) and events for all the family are something we would like as many people to be involved in as possible.

If you have a good idea then get in touch!

FriendsofUTG@gmail.com 

PLANS FOR A TUNNEL TO CONNECT UTG TO ABERDEEN RAILWAY STATION.

Friends of UTG have recently had a meeting with the deputy leader of Aberdeen City Council, Marie Boulton, to discuss the next steps for Union Terrace Gardens.

Plans to improve access to the park by way of a tunnel connecting UTG directly to the railway station were discussed. 

Other projects like better facilities and more accessible entry to the park are all part of FoUTG's long term aims.


 ABERDEEN'S FEATHERED FRIENDS MAKE THEMSELVES AT HOME IN UNION TERRACE GARDENS

Friends of Union Terrace Gardens and the Countryside Ranger Service have been busy making bird boxes for UTG as part of National Nest Box Week (22nd Feb.).


The boxes were built by volunteers and installed by the council's Tree Squad and countryside rangers.


The environment manager for Aberdeen City Council, Steven Shaw, said that this small project had the potential to make "a noticeable impact on the Gardens, bringing even more wildlife to this popular, city center spot".

Click here for the story on Aberdeen City Council website.


The Friends of Union Terrace Gardens are campaigning...

  • To continue to prevent large scale development in Union Terrace Gardens
  • To raise funds for events and facilities in the park.
  • For improvements in UTG such as proper disabled access and toilets.
  • For enhancements to the gardens such as the return of the draughts sets and summer entertainment
  • Work alongside environmental and wildlife bodies to help maximize the use of the park for urban wildlife.
  • Working with a wide variety of groups and organisations to improve the gardens and increase usage. We have held many events, in all seasons. These have included carol singing in the winter, The Big Picnic (2010, 2011) in the summer and a night time candles and acoustic event.

Write to us at;

FOUTG, PO Box 10507, Aberdeen, AB12 9EY
Email: FriendsofUTG@gmail.com

WHY KEEP UNION TERRACE GARDENS?

Union Terrace Gardens is a wonderful and unique, Victorian city center park that is under threat of destruction to make way for a new city public area that will be a mix between "an Italian piazza and Central Park"...


Aberdeen City Council and an un-elected quango, ACSEF, want to pass ownership of the gardens to a private company and replace them with a large concrete structure. 

ACSEF alone has cost over half a million pounds of public money so far, despite claiming to be funded by both the public and private sector.

The people of Aberdeen voted against the City Square Project 55% to 45%, despite many claims that the voting process was seriously flawed with answers defaulting to yes when voters and clearly commented "no" to the project. Despite this a much larger percentage of citizens voted than in other major consultations (the Edinburgh Trams for example), but Aberdeen City Council have decided to push forward with the destruction of the Gardens regardless.

This website is a place for all those interested in the campaign to get involved and help save this precious park.