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Aberdeenshire Council Plan 2017 – 2022

In November 2017 Aberdeenshire Council agreed the council plan. This gives strategic direction to the wider council and will be used to inform decision making in the coming years. The plan is laid out in full below, all centred around the 11 priorities.

On this page you can find out more about how the plan was developed, learn a little more about the sort of things we do day-to-day across Aberdeenshire, and learn about how we are going to measure the success of our priorities. 

We have produced this short animated video to tell the story of our plan and what it means for you.


Aberdeenshire landscape

Foreword and commitment

Foreword from leader of the council and chief executive's commitment.


Needle's Eye Tarlair

Strategic focus

View details about the strategic focus to improve outcomes for our communities.


Stonehaven beach

Aberdeenshire

Find out more about the region, services and communities.


Rattray head lighthouse

Our priorities

View council's 11 priorities supported by the extensive community engagement.


Roads engineer at work

Our daily business

Find out what the council's daily business involves.


Haddo estate

Financial planning

Find out more about council's medium term financial planning.


Measures of success

Progress towards delivering the strategic priorities will be monitored within the council’s performance management and reporting framework and council’s Scheme of Governance.

On an annual basis, we will publicly report to ensure all of Aberdeenshire has the opportunity to understand how we are performing.