Drivers in Aberdeen are being warned of delays as several roads will be closed to allow for a busy weekend of events.
The popular International Street Market opens on Union Terrace today and runs until Sunday, while the Belmont Street Country Fair and Street Market will be held tomorrow. On Sunday, there will be a procession down Union Street at 11am to mark Armed Forces Day.
The Queen’s Baton Relay will come to the city on Monday, with an evening celebration in Union Terrace Gardens, and the Royal Regiment of Scotland’s 4 SCOTS Homecoming Parade takes place on Union Street on Tuesday.
Union Terrace and Diamond Place will be closed for the duration of these events, from 5am today until 5pm on Tuesday.
Similarly, the Union Terrace slip road, which closed at 9am yesterday, will remain closed until 5pm on Tuesday.
On Saturday, Belmont Street, Little Belmont Street, Gaelic Lane will be closed from 6am-7pm.
On Sunday morning, closures will include: Albyn Place; Alford Place, between Albyn Grove and Union Street junctions; Union Street, from Holburn Street to King Street; Bridge Street and Market Street.
The baton relay and celebrations will close off Rosemount Viaduct, between Blackfriars Street and Skene Street, on Monday from 6am, and Skene Terrace from noon. These closures will be in place until midnight.
For the 4 SCOTS homecoming parade, there will be closures on Albyn Place; Alford Place, between Albyn Grove and Union Street junctions; Union Street, from Holburn Street to King Street; Bridge Street and Market Street. The closures will be in place at various times from 11.30am-1.30pm.
A police spokesman said: “We would encourage people to enjoy all the city has to offer in a safe and enjoyable manner. People should be supportive of the busy city environment and plan their journeys ahead, and leave additional time to reach their destination.”