Support has poured in for the potential return of a long-established and popular city parade.
The Evening Express reported in November that the Aberdeen University Students Association (AUSA) was working to bring back the Torcher Parade, which first started in 1889, for 2017.
The historic parade was cancelled last year when the group failed to agree traffic management details with Aberdeen City Council.
But, with talks under way to bring it back, there is no shortage of support for the move.
A spokesman for AUSA said: “The RAG (Raising and Giving) committee are in continuing talks regarding the Torcher Parade’s exciting return and hope to have some firm plans in place early this year.
“The Torcher Parade remains a very popular event and AUSA look forward to returning it to its former glory.”
Lord Provost George Adam said: “I’d be very pleased to see it return. There’s a long tradition of the Torcher Parade in the city and it’s something people look forward to and have enjoyed over the years.
“It would be great to see it back on Union Street.”
Cllr Adam added the council has worked well with AUSA in the past to organise the event and would be pleased to do so again.
City council finance convener Willie Young said the parade would provide a boost for the city should it return.
He said: “For me the Torcher Parade’s been part and parcel of my youth in Aberdeen. It’s something we’d really like to see brought back.
“People love to see the Torcher going through the streets of Aberdeen and see the kids looking at all the floats. And the second thing is all the money it raises for charity. We missed it last year and it wasn’t the same without it.”
And council leader Jenny Laing said: “We are all very keen to bring the much-loved Torcher back to Union Street next year and we look forward to working together with the students’ union and our other city partners to ensure that it once again becomes a much-anticipated highlight of the Aberdeen events calendar.”