Additional funding for local government will benefit north-east buses and schools, according to local opposition councillors.
Last week, Scottish Government ministers agreed a deal with the Scottish Greens to allocate an additional £95million to local authorities across the country.
Aberdeen City Council, which announced a raft of cost-saving measures in advance of its budget next week, is set to receive around an extra £3.3m.
Meanwhile, Aberdeenshire Council, which revealed a funding gap of £27m, will receive more than £4.567m as part of the agreement.
Last night, Democratic Independent and Green Group (DIGG) leader Paul Johnston said: “An additional £4.567million Scottish Government grant is very welcome.
“It’s a significant help at a time when the council is faced with making severe budget cuts.
“Some cuts that looked inevitable won’t now be necessary.
“For that, I am relieved and thankful.”
Green councillor Martin Ford said the extra funding could provide a lifeline for under-threat education and bus services in the area.
He added: “The DIGG want to see the additional funding used to protect important public services, services that might otherwise be facing cuts.
“For instance, with the extra money, the council can certainly balance its books for next year without cutting teaching posts or council-funded local bus services.”
Aberdeenshire Council will raise council tax by the maximum 4.84%, it was decided two weeks ago.