Calls are being made to put a stop to offshore helicopters flying over a densely populated suburb of Aberdeen.
Councillor John Reynolds, the city’s deputy provost, will put forward a motion at a meeting of full council on Wednesday, asking for the aircraft to be banned from flying over Bridge of Don.
The plea comes amid fears a helicopter could run into trouble and crash into houses in the area.
In addition, Mr Reynolds also claims residents are fed up of the noise overhead, as helicopters travel from Dyce to the North Sea regularly throughout the day.
Mr Reynolds said: “The reasoning behind the motion is twofold.
“The safety aspect is a major concern for many residents following the various tragedies that have happened both on land and at sea.
“So long as they clear current housing and planned developments, I’ll be happy.”
He added: “The other is to do with the noise aspect of helicopters flying for anything up to 16 hours a day over residential areas.
“Environmental Health is unable to do anything about the noise as it puts responsibility firmly in the hands of the Civil Aviation Authority and National Air Traffic Services.
“The operators have to take the routes dictated by those two organisations.”