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Aberdeen public 'not misled' over Marischal Square project

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Media captionThe 3D images are said to show what the project could look like

The public has not been misled over the scale of the controversial Marischal Square development in Aberdeen, a councillor has said.

BBC Scotland revealed 3D images on Friday which interpreted how the development could look, leading to debate on social media.

The footage was said to be based on the public record of plans and were not official images.

Finance convenor Willie Young said there had been "transparency".

A small group of campaigners - under the banner 'Fight for the Site' - staged a protest at the location of the new project on Sunday to voice their opposition.

The £107m hotel, office and retail project will be built on the site of the former St Nicholas House council building.

It was approved in October.

Pinnacle Visualisation developed 'eyesee' which was used to create the impressions to see an "honest, accurate portrayal of a development".

More than 1,000 council staff vacated the 14-storey St Nicholas House building, which was erected in 1968, for the newly-refurbished Marischal College building in 2011.

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