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Aberdeen's New Year plans scaled back

Union Terrace Gardens
Image caption Plans to stage a party in Union Terrace Gardens have been abandoned.

Plans to celebrate the New Year in Aberdeen city centre have been scaled back.

A sum of £200,000 was initially earmarked for the Winter Festival and Hogmanay event.

However councillors will hear that figure is to be cut in half.

Plans to stage a party in Union Terrace Gardens, and an ice rink, have been abandoned.

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