New proposals to let Aberdeen city centre pubs stay open until 3am were expected to be agreed by councillors today.
Aberdeen City Council has proposed allowing public houses to stay open later on Fridays and Saturdays until 3am under new measures.
Members of the local authority’s licensing board were expected to approve the move as part of their new policy statement.
The proposals would remove the requirement for city centre venues to provide “significant entertainment” to stay open until 3am.
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Members of the board said last week that the proposals reflect what residents in the city want, with more choice over late-night venues.
However, nightclub operators have slammed the proposals on safety grounds, claiming there would be more public drunkenness and violence and arguing the move could lead to the closure of clubs across the city.