Elgin to formally bid for city status
Moray Council has formally agreed to submit Elgin’s bid to become a Scottish city as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee civic honours competition.
The bid will be supported by Elgin Community Council and Elgin BID with any funding implications being met by Elgin Common Good Fund.
Speaking of the bid, Chair of Elgin Community Council, Mr Alastair Kennedy, said: “After decades of debate it’s time Elgin has the recognition it deserves as a city. There are historic records that show we have a valid claim as an existing city but this opportunity to apply for official city status is too good to miss.”
On committee supporting the venture, Chair of Moray Council’s Corporate Committee, Cllr Aaron McLean, said: “Given the lengthy debate on this topic over the years the committee decision to back this bid comes off the back of great enthusiasm locally for this to happen. There’s a strong history of evidence showing why Elgin should be awarded city status and I hope Her Majesty comes to the same conclusion when awarding the bid next year.”