Views sought to help develop new strategies for culture, sport and physical activity

The public is being asked to share its thoughts on new strategies for culture, sport and physical activity services that will shape services in Aberdeenshire over the next ten years.

The survey is open to all and aims to gather views on the themes and priorities people feel should be included in the new strategies, and what people feel culture, sport and physical activity services should look like in 2028.

An online survey and a series of discussions with a range of groups will take place throughout February as part of ‘The Big Listen’ approach.

The cultural services strategy will include libraries, museums, arts development and Macduff Marine Aquarium. The strategy for sport and physical activity will include Active Schools, sports development, community sports hubs, leisure centres, swimming pools and outdoor sports facilities.

The service is also responsible for holiday programmes; support to clubs, for events and third sector organisations; grants; and support staff.

Head of Lifelong Learning and Leisure, John Harding, said: “We really want to hear as many views as possible across this wide range of services so we can make sure public views are considered as we develop these strategies.

“While there are indeed challenges ahead, we are committed to providing high quality services that meet the needs of all of our customers.”

The survey will close on Monday, February 26, and can be found at: