Work on Aberdeen's Hall of Heroes to begin in July

Aberdeen City Council have announced that work on Provost Skene’s House and the Hall of Heroes exhibition within will begin next month.

The Hall of Heroes aims to “tell the story of local people who helped transform the wider world” and will be located on the first floor of the House, next to Marischal Square in the city centre.

The Heroes were decided by a public vote in 2017 and the selection criteria allowed for those who were born, lived, or worked in Aberdeen.

Those voted for in the top 10 will be displayed on the ground floor where projections will be mapped onto busts.

Each other candidate will also be presented around the regenerated 16th century building which has a renewed renovation deadline of autumn 2020.

Topping the Sporting Champions category was Denis Law, voted in for his illustrious football career and subsequent charity work.

The Denis Law Legacy Trust will assist Aberdeen City Council with the exhibition, providing detailed facts and memorabilia from Law’s local upbringing and footballing career.

Denis Law has already been recognised in Aberdeen with a statue at Aberdeen Sports Village and an increasing awareness of his name and legacy thanks to the Trust’s Streetsport programme.

Born on Printfield Terrace in Aberdeen, Law received Freedom of the City in 2017 having scored 30 goals for Scotland and being his nation’s only ever Ballon D’or winner.

Being included in the Hall of Heroes is further deserved recognition for one of Aberdeen’s greatest exports who continues to provide so much to the city.

As well as Law, others in the top 10 include Annie Lennox, Sir Alex Ferguson and Dame Evelyn Glennie. Each of them providing a unique and inspirational success story.

Further reading;

Denis Law | Aberdeen City Council | BBC | Evening Express |