|Image from Aberdeen Garden Cite Project website.|
This controversial scheme, in which voters were offered the choice between retaining the historic gardens or opting for the £140m City Garden Project redevelopment, has passed in favour of the latter. With a 52% turnout the result was 45,301 'yes' and 41,175 'no', a majority of 4,126.
The 'yes' will mean that historic Union Terrace Gardens will be lost as part of the redevelopment. For both sides of the argument, here are the websites of the Aberdeen Garden City Project and the Friends of Union Terrace Gardens.
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