Drivers could soon park for free after 5pm at four major car parks in Aberdeen city centre, if proposals take a step forward next week.
The Alive After Five Scheme will offer free parking from 5-8pm on Monday to Saturday at the Denburn, Chapel Street, Frederick Street and West North Street car parks.
The six-month trial is due to launch on October 1 for six months, if councillors give the plan the go ahead.
They will meet on Thursday to approve the change to hours and then again on September 18 when the final budget approval for the scheme will be sought.
If successful, the scheme could see city centre businesses open later, according to business organisation Aberdeen Inspired.
Altogether the four car parks offer nearly 2,000 parking spaces.