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Aberdeen Christmas lights 'set to go ahead'

Aberdeen Christmas lights
Image caption Aberdeen's Christmas lights are in Union Street each year

Aberdeen will get its new Christmas lights despite earlier fears a legal wrangle could disrupt it, the council has said.

Doubts had been raised that the local authority could not sign a contract with an illuminations company.

However, following a hearing at Aberdeen Sheriff Court, the council said it now expected to be able to proceed.

The annual lights are a popular attraction along Union Street.

It was thought the council could have been prohibited from entering into a contract with its preferred bidder while a civil action brought by another firm was active.

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