A project aiming to light up and showcase Aberdeen landmarks has been backed by council officials.
Aberdeen in Colour is looking to enhance landmarks, streetscapes and cultural experiences to make the city more welcoming.
Launched by Aberdeen City Council, it plans to use creative lighting across the city.
It is hoped it will support the night-time economy and attract people into the city centre by illuminating monuments and buildings.
The project could cost £6.5 million and light up 12 separate areas of the city.
The local authority’s finance, policy and resources committee has been asked to approve plans to initiate the project through the City Centre Masterplan.
Scott Davidson, City Centre Masterplan programme manager, said: “Aberdeen in Colour has established 12 creative lighting projects for the city centre including proposals for Castlegate, Union Street, Belmont Street, Langstane Place, Correction Wynd, Golden Square, Wellington and Victoria Bridges, the banks of the River Dee, St Nicholas Kirk, The Green, Donald’s Way and Adelphi Lane.
“The strategy establishes guidelines for creative lighting projects that may emerge in the future.
“These provide advice and direction for different typologies of the city centre including primary streets, mixed use neighbourhoods, underpasses and connections.
“This will allow proposals to be developed in the future at, for example, Bridge Street, George Street or Windmill Lane.
“At this stage, these costs have established each project’s capital cost and an allowance for development. This establishes a total cost of circa £6.5m.”
Award-winning design consultancy Steensen Varming, responsible for the lighting of the Sydney Opera House, had been appointed to develop the strategy.