A popular light festival will not be held this year – as plans are put in place to refresh it for next year.
Spectra, which took in 91,000 spectators last year in iconic city locations, held its fourth event last year.
Now, council chiefs have confirmed the contract for the festival has expired, but they hope it will return in 2020.
Marie Boulton, the city council culture spokeswoman, said: “The three-year contract for Spectra ended in 2018 and Aberdeen City Council has taken the opportunity to consider how we might develop the event in a sustainable manner and increase its international stature in the years ahead.
“The next Spectra festival is expected to take place in 2020, dates to be confirmed. Feedback from previous events are being used to shape proposals for refreshing and enhancing Spectra to build on its popularity. We look forward to sharing details.”