CCTV is to be installed in an Aberdeen city centre car park in a bid to cut antisocial behaviour.
For the last two years residents living near the council-owned Frederick Street site have complained about loud music, revving engines and shouting coming from the car park late at night.
In an effort to curb the problem behaviour, CCTV will be installed at the multi-storey and beamed back to the central control room, which is based in the Tillydrone Community Hub.
This will allow camera operators to monitor any activity and potential problems, taking note of the number plates on any cars involved in an effort to help the police in their investigations.
Michael Hutchison, councillor for the George Street and Harbour ward, has been pushing for the CCTV to be installed ever since he was first contacted by concerned constituents.
He said: “Nearby residents have had to put up with the racket of antisocial driving at all sorts of hours since this car park opened. Hopefully this move to monitor the CCTV can finally allow them some peace and quiet. I’ve heard some of the noise myself and it is ridiculously loud – which isn’t helped by a car park structure that seems to amplify the noise.
“I have been pushing for these noise issues to be addressed for nearly two years, alongside my SNP colleagues who also represent the area.
“I am delighted that something is finally being done.”
A work order for the installation of the CCTV was issued in June and the scheme is expected to begin shortly.
Sergeant Smith, of the Seaton Community Team, said: “We are aware of ongoing issues of antisocial behaviour in the Frederick Street area of Aberdeen and regularly carry out patrols and antisocial behaviour operations in order to address the issue.
“When any instances of antisocial behaviour occurs we would encourage residents to call 101 with details.”