Proposals have been lodged to allow opera lovers to enjoy a tipple at a city event.
A report due to go before Aberdeen City Council next week outlines plans to ask for an exemption from the Scottish Government for the BP Big Screens event in Duthie Park on July 2 from 5 to 11pm.
Currently, a city byelaw does not allow drinking in public places, and an exemption is needed to relax the regulation.
The event, the 14th of its kind to be held in the Granite City park, relays a live performance from the Royal Opera House in London, with this year’s showing expected to be Carmen.
The expected 3,500 attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic with them.
The relaxation of the rule would allow alcohol to be consumed.