A BOOZE ban could be lifted on an Aberdeen street for the festive period.
City councillors are being asked to give the go-ahead to suspend the by-law which forbids drinking in public places to allow alcohol to be sold at a Christmas Village.
Officers want to “permit the responsible consumption of alcohol” from November 25 to January 3 on Union Terrace. A report by senior city events officer Daniel Parrott said: “Within the entertainment and a number of the market stalls, catering will be provided and seasonal alcohol will be on sale.
“Event stewards, medical provision and welfare services such as a toilet service and event bins will be provided within the Aberdeen Christmas Village.
“Appropriate control measures will be put in place.
“Audience members will be asked to drink in a responsible manner and event stewards from an approved security industry authority contractor will be in attendance.”
The Christmas Village will include an ice rink, entertainment marquee, German market and fairground rides.
The public would have a 28 days to comment on the proposed suspension, which would require the approval of the Scottish Government. The report will be considered by full council on Thursday.