Opera fans will be allowed to enjoy a tipple with their tenors after Aberdeen City Council moved to relax the drinking laws in Duthie Park to coincide with a show.
Councillors on the full council yesterday backed the proposal to suspend the byelaw on July 3 when the BP Big Screen event will broadcast Don Giovanni live from the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.
The performance will be shown on a 40ft screen and is expected to attract 3,000 people to the park.
A report to councillors said: “Limited catering will be provided and although alcohol will not be on sale, it is normal for members of the public to bring a picnic with them which may include alcohol.
“In all previous years, this event has passed with no noted incidents or accidents reported in relation to alcohol.”