Council HQ to be lit up for World Children’s Day celebration

Marischal College will be lit up in Unicef blue this Friday (20 November) as Aberdeen City Council marks World Children’s Day.

Aberdeen, which is working towards Unicef Child Friendly City status will join other cities across the world in marking the anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, despite the global Covid-19 pandemic curtailing the flurry of activities that would normally take place locally and worldwide.  

The Council is currently focusing on the health, safety and wellbeing of Aberdeen’s children and young people at schools and other settings during the pandemic but along with partners remains committed to involving children and young people in decision making and co-designing the future of the city.

An Aberdeen City Council survey has gone out inviting organisations across the city to provide feedback on how their Child Friendly City work is progressing and this will be used to help shape the project in the coming months.

Aberdeen City Council Co Leader, Councillor Jenny Laing, said: “As is the case with other cities and authorities across the world, our absolute priority at the moment is keeping our residents, including children and young people, safe from harm.

“Consequently, the Covid-19 pandemic has meant we are unable to replicate the wonderful events we held last year to mark World Children’s Day. Nevertheless, we ae still working hard to secure Child Friendly City status as the issuing of the survey demonstrates.

“We also want to mark the day appropriately by lighting up Marischal College in the blue of Unicef to show our support for children and young people not only in Aberdeen but around the world.”

More information about Child Friendly Cities can be found at:


For anyone wishing to give feedback, the survey form can be found at: