Councillors will press forward this week with the creation of a memorial which celebrates Aberdeen’s rich fishing heritage.
Members will convene on Wednesday to discuss proposals for a monument at the harbour, following a campaign by Robin Youngman to commemorate North-east sailors.
It is expected councillors will approve the formation of a four-person working group, made up of two industry experts, Lord Provost George Adam and the authority’s own cultural policy manager, Lesley Thomson. The group will subsequently set a budget for the statue and decide on its location.
Last year, the city council set aside £50,000 for the memorial, but plans stalled when it was revealed external funding options had to be investigated.
In a report to be discussed this week, Ms Thomson said: “It is likely organisations and individuals associated with the industry will be interested in the city’s intentions to commemorate this aspect of heritage, and what the completed art work will look like, including where it is sited.”