A number of road closures and detours have been announced as Aberdeen city centre prepares for its annual Christmas celebrations.
Some routes have already been closed with a traffic order coming into force on Saturday which will end on January 15 at 11.50pm.
The slip road between Union Terrace and Denburn Viaduct is now closed.
Meanwhile Union Terrace will be shut between Union Street and Rosemount Viaduct from Friday in preparation for the Winter Village attraction.
Also on Friday, Diamond Place will be closed between Union Terrace and Diamond Street. An alternative route is available via Rosemount Viaduct, Schoolhill, Upperkirkgate, Broad Street and Union Street.
From 6pm tomorrow there will be a prohibition of waiting at any time on either side of Union Terrace between its junctions with Union Street and Rosemount Viaduct.
Yesterday it was revealed that Aberdeen Inspired has entered into a deal with the city council and amusement park firm Codona’s to manage the Aberdeen Christmas Village for a further three years.
The market is due to open on November 25 with the ice rink making a return to the pocket park in front of HM Theatre.
Market stalls selling a variety of goods will feature once again, giving shoppers the chance to pick up Christmas presents.
Rosemount and Midstocket SNP councillor Alex Nicoll said he was “disappointed” that wider consultation had not been carried out before the traffic orders were announced.
He said: “The poor residents want a system put in place that they are consulted on.
“Businesses need answers but it seems we are once again pushing ahead without looking at what they said last year.
“At the end of the day it’s bizarre.”
But finance convener Willie Young said that the outburst from Mr Nicoll was “typical SNP doom and gloom”.
He added: “The most important thing is that the market is a success for the city and I would have hoped all members would support that aim.
“We either have a Christmas market or we don’t. Our administration wants one so that means that for a short period there are some traffic restrictions.”