Aberdonians celebrating the end of trades’ fortnight have been warned by police not to let their partying get out of hand.
The culmination of the holiday also coincides with pay day for many – and a busy weekend in the Granite City.
Chief inspector Graeme Mackie, area commander for the city centre said officers were committed to keeping Aberdeen safe for everyone but that a minority of people went “too far.”
He said: “The vast majority of people who visit the city centre during the evening do so in a safe and responsible manner, however there are a few who go too far by drinking irresponsibly and excessively and conduct themselves in an anti-social manner.
“Those who behave in an anti-social manner will be dealt with robustly and find themselves in a cell for the night, which I’m sure is not where anyone would aspire to spending their weekend.”
Officers will be increasing their patrols in the city centre from tonight, and will be assisted by partners including the street pastors
Ch Insp Mackie added: “We do recognise that in the most part, people enjoy the night time economy in Aberdeen City Centre responsibly.
“We will have a visible police presence, in line with our Operation Oak strategy, ensuring that everyone can enjoy their weekend safely.”