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We meet in public once a month to discuss issues of current concern in the area.  To find out the venue and dates of our meetings, please refer to the "Events Calendar".

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  Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday 4th February 2020, at 7.30 pm Craigiebuckler Church, Douglas Lounge. All welcome.

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Hill of Rubislaw - New Planning Application


Carttera have submitted a detailed planning application for 250 Flats at Hill of Rubislaw. In due course we will be submitting a letter of representation to the Planning Department, but first we need views of local residents. We plan to hold a public meeting - (possibly in Harlaw Academy.) More details when we get them.
The link to the application documents is:-

click on link

Community Defibrillator

Craigiebuckler and Seafield Community Council has spent the past few months planning to install a defibrillator in a public location.

Chairman of the group, William Sell, was inspired after he visited a community centre in Northumberland and saw that it had a defibrillator available for the community.

He said: “The significance of it struck me as soon as I saw it, if us pulling together and getting this device helps even one person then it will be worth doing.

“We have made a good start in raising funds for the defibrillator but we are still a way off and we need help if we are to get this life-saving equipment.”

The group has since started looking into alternate means of funding and sponsors for the device, such as the common good fund which looks to support services and projects which benefit communities in Aberdeen.

Mr Sell added: “Wherever the defibrillator is donated to, it is also essential that the facility has people who are qualified to use it.”

Click link for more details.

Festive Season Home Safety Advice from Neighbourhood Watch Scotland

With Christmas just around the corner and presents piling up for the big day here as some ideas to help with your Festive Security and Safety

Thieves know that over Christmas there will be high value presents and maybe more cash in your house than normal. 

Keep your home secure - lock all windows and doors. If you have an alarm installed - use it. Don’t leave gifts in view of the windows and keep cash in your home to a minimum.

Give your garden a festive spruce up. Lock your garden gates and side entrances. Don't leave tools lying around that could be used to break into your home. Keep any sheds or outbuilding securely locked with good quality locks.

If you’re going away for Christmas, keep your home secure.  Lock all windows and doors, set your house alarm if you have one, use timers on lights, cancel any deliveries and ask a neighbour or friend you trust to keep an eye out while you’re away.

If you’re having a house party with lots of guests, it can be all too easy for a thief to slip in unnoticed.  Make sure you know everyone who is there.  If you’re going to a party, don’t let anyone tailgate you into a house or through a secured communal entry door who may not be a guest.

Protect any gifts you’ve bought for your friends and family.  Get them to register mobile phones, tablets, laptops and cameras at  Don’t give them a good quality bike without giving them a good quality lock, and register bikes at

Property developer Carterra have submitted a proposal of application notice to Aberdeen City Council for 250 private flats, gym, function room, public bistro and promenade along the north side of Rubislaw Quarry.


A public consultation event will take place on November 20, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Treetops Hotel, from noon to 7pm

Rubislaw Quarry

Hotel and Country Club Development at Hazlehead Park.

Carlton Rock Hotel

Aberdeen City Council have approved planning permission in principle for a development at Hayfield Riding Centre and fields to the east of Hazledene Road, Hazlehead Park.
Proposed development of a country house hotel circa 200 bedrooms, spa,swimming pool, function and conference facilities, restaurants and equestrian centre on the Hayfield site, associated car parking /alterations to access roads.
Application Ref: 141026
There was a four year delay until a legal agreement was signed between the Council (who own the land) and the developer.
We will have to wait to see if a detailed planning application is submitted.







Welcome news that the planning appeal has been rejected- the Scottish Government reporter agreed that the plans were over development of this unique heritage site. “"Overall, I find the proposal would represent over development with consequent adverse impacts in terms of visual amenity. I therefore conclude, for the reasons set out above, that the proposed development does not accord overall with the relevant provisions of the development plan and that there are no material considerations which would still justify granting planning permission. I have considered all the other matters raised, but there are none which would lead me to alter my conclusions."

See link for details.


On 26th July 2018 a planning appeal from Carttera to the Scottish Government was submitted. 

The Planning and Environmental Appeals Division (DPEA) have a website with documents relating to the case.

 More Details can be found here: Planning Appeal Info

Privacy Statement

Craigiebuckler & Seafield Community Council have written a privacy statement to comply with new  EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): see link to read privacy statement



 The Planning Committee met on 21 June 2018 to make its decision on the proposal to build 299 flats at Rubislaw Quarry.

 Councillor Martin Greig, asked the committee to refuse permission and his motion was successful.  Planning permission was refused. The vote went 7 votes to 2.

 The reasons on which the Council has based this decision are as follows:- Application refused due to the visual impact the application would have based on the scale and massing which was contrary to Policy D3. There is also insufficient onsite parking which would lead to overspill parking on residential streets. There is also a lack of suitable capacity for educational needs and purposes, the impact on the wildlife and the design is contrary to Policy D1 - Quality Placemaking by Design.


The developer now has the option of appealing to the Scottish Government to overturn our local decision and the Canadian developer Carttera has confirmed its intention to appeal to the Scottish Government.

Public Protest against Rubislaw Quarry Development


Ahead of the planning committee meeting a protest was organised by Craigiebuckler & Seafield Community Council on the evening of 19th June and a large turnout of protesters received a lot of coverage by the press and television news.

Hill of Rubislaw Protest

Please Lock Your Doors

Reminder to please LOCK YOUR DOORS even when you are in......
There was an attempted break in in Burnieboozle Crescent on Sunday afternoon. Sneak in thieves entered a house while occupied and stole car and house keys. Luckily the thieves were disturbed before they stole the car.
Keep your car & house keys in a safe place - please be vigilant if anyone is looking or acting suspicious in our local area- Call 101 to alert police.

15A Evening Bus Service

Stagecoach will be taking over the 15A evening bus service from 30th April.
Service 15A  Click on link for Timetable
Craigiebuckler – Aberdeen City Centre via Airyhall – Evening Service

From 30th April the operation of the service 15A, evening service between Craigiebuckler/Airyhall and Aberdeen City Centre will transfer to Stagecoach North Scotland from First Aberdeen following the tendering exercise. Sunday services will be withdrawn on this service with journeys from Monday to Saturday following the same timetable as the existing service.

The fare structure on this service will be amended to follow Stagecoach North Scotland’s fare structure as the new operator of the service. First Aberdeen and Stagecoach season passes will be accepted on this service


New Coffee Shop for Seafield Shops- the plans were discussed at this weeks community council meeting and there was all round support for this welcome addition to the Seafield shops.

Seafield Shops

Congratulations to Friends of Johnston Gardens on winning Keep Scotland Beautiful Level 4 Thriving Award





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Upcoming events

Craigiebuckler & Seafield Community Council Meeting

Tuesday 04 February 2020

Held on the first Tuesday of every month

Craigiebuckler & Seafield Community Council Meeting

Tuesday 03 March 2020

First Tuesday of every month