North-east residents are to be given the chance to have their say on plans for a so-called tourist tax next week.
The Scottish Government has opened a consultation on transient visitor levies, which closes on December 2.
The measure would be a way for local authorities to raise funds and is an option Aberdeen City Council has pushed for in the past.
Public information sessions will take place at North East Scotland College in the city on Wednesday from 6-7.30pm and Thursday from 9-10.30am.
Public Finance Minister Kate Forbes said: “The Scottish Government is committed to devolving more power to local authorities as well as taking steps to safeguard the future of Scotland’s vibrant tourism industry.
“That is why we are looking for views from members of the public as well as industry on the principles of a transient visitor levy.
“Money raised by those local authorities who introduce a levy will be retained by them to invest in local tourism activity, helping to safeguard the sustainability of the industry.”
Those looking to attend are encouraged to secure a place by calling 0131 244 0673 or registering on Eventbrite.