The BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards will be held in Aberdeen for the first time, it was revealed today.
It’s the biggest awards in the sporting calendar and the 2019 edition will take place at P&J Live on December 15.
The Aberdeen event will be the second time the awards have been held in Scotland. The first was at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro in 2014.
People have been taking to social media to celebrate the news.
Here is a round-up of some of the best tweets:
Delighted to be at the official announcement that SPOTY is coming to Aberdeen on 15th December. Fantastic news for the city. pic.twitter.com/PZ46vVYJqy
— Neil Simpson (@NeilSimmy8) September 17, 2019
— Graham Morrison (@Moggie10) September 17, 2019
— Zoe Ogilvie (@PRZoeO) September 17, 2019
— VisitAberdeenshire (@visitabdn) September 17, 2019
— Steve Gerrard (@SteveGerrard70) September 17, 2019
— Denise Poole (@DenisePoole18) September 17, 2019
— Dr Bryan McCann (@DrBryanMcCann) September 17, 2019
Exciting times as the largest new entertainment complex in Europe @PandJLive continues to bring new opportunities and world-class events to the region. We look forward to welcoming #SPOTY to Aberdeen in December!#investABDN #meetABDN https://t.co/9faRIIaqs5
— Invest Aberdeen (@Invest_Aberdeen) September 17, 2019
This morning we attended the launch of a very special event! ️⚽️ ??
What a coup for our region! ? pic.twitter.com/R4YCwIWNWy
— VisitABDN News (@tourismabdn) September 17, 2019
— Fraser Lovie ?? (@FraxLo) September 17, 2019