Aberdeen has launched its bid to retain Purple Flag status for a record-breaking seventh year in a row.
The city was the first in Scotland to be awarded the accreditation, which rewards cities for their efforts to maintain the management of town and city centres at night.
The status is credited with boosting business and the local economy has played an increasingly important role in promoting Aberdeen as a cultural and tourism destination.
And it is thought events such as Inspired Nights on the Green, Aberdeen Restaurant Week, the Aberdeen International Comedy Festival and Nuart Aberdeen will build on that.
It is believed the newly-reopened Aberdeen Art Gallery and Music Hall will also help to attract more people.
Assessors from the Association of Town and City Management will visit the city later this month.
Nicola Johnston, Aberdeen Inspired’s evening and night-time economy manager, said: “A huge amount of effort has been put in by the team here at Aberdeen Inspired, as well as Police Scotland, Unight, Aberdeen City Council and a host of other partners, to ensure we continue to work towards providing the safest possible environment for the public to enjoy our city centre evening economy.
“Retaining Purple Flag accreditation for six consecutive years is a big achievement.”