A motion asking for a review of a bylaw banning drinking in public places has been defeated.
Aberdeen City Council applied to the Scottish Government for the bylaw in 2009 which forbids people from drinking alcohol in public spaces.
Council chiefs have voted to relax it on a number of occasions, including most recently at this year’s Christmas Village on Union Terrace.
The law was suspended for six weeks to allow revellers to drink alcohol at the site.
Councillor David Cameron, who put forward the motion, said he was not calling for the bylaw to be removed but for a review of the scheme to be carried out.
He added: “My idea was definitely triggered by the six week relaxation of the law during the Christmas Village.
“This is to get complete clarity on how successful this bylaw has been.
“I just feel our position would be much stronger should we have the bylaw reviewed.”
Finance convener Willie Young said he thought the motion was an “absolute madness”.
He added: “The bylaw is a success so why would we want to change something that is a success? This city has worked really hard to get the purple flag status.”
Cllr Ramsay Milne said there were “grave problems” in areas such as St Nicholas Kirk before the bylaw.
He added: “We had these problems up until the bylaw.”
Members voted for an amendment to not review the existing bylaw nine votes to eight.
The bylaw will be considered for review in 2019.