Free bus services to help people get home after a night out have been welcomed.
Campus and Garage revellers can now hop on a yellow American-style school bus which will drop them off at points around Aberdeen in the early hours of the morning.
The move came following the rape of a woman in Union Terrace Gardens on Thursday morning.
Police Scotland Chief Inspector Graham Mackie described the crime as unusual for the city, but reminded people to stay vigilant.
The City Centre Community Council has backed the free bus service and called for other bars and clubs to look into providing a similar service.
Dustin Macdonald, chairman of the community council, said: “It’s a really good idea and I think most people would say ‘good on them’.”It might not get everyone to their front door but it will get them out of town and home quicker, it will also help to clean the streets up quicker.
“If everyone worked together this service could be expanded.”
The buses will run at half hour intervals from 2.30am on Saturday and Sunday mornings. The service, which started on Saturday, will be available for free to those who have a Garage entry stamp.
Drop-off points include Woolmanhill, Spring Gardens, King Street and Hillhead. The estimated cost for the nightclub to run the service is around £170 each night.
Andy Clark, marketing manager for Campus and Garage, said: “We used to run a service to Hillhead Halls of Residence, but after what has happened recently we thought it would be a good idea to provide people with a run home.
“There’s some advantage there for us as a business as it brings people in, so it will keep going for as long as it’s successful and people use it. It costs quite a bit because it’s a big American bus with high running costs.”