Plans for a Hogmanay party in Dundee have been cancelled.
Organisers have admitted potentially spiralling costs mean the event will not take place this year.
They also criticised council chiefs, claiming they were not told they would need to go through the process of applying for funding.
There were hopes that an organised party could be held at either City Square, Baxter Park or Camperdown Park.
Tickets would have been sold with the aim of attracting acts such as Simple Minds or Deacon Blue. Fireworks, a funfair and food and bar stalls were also in the plans.
But issues over policing, transporting revellers home and “unachievable conditions” have been touted as reasons for the decision.
A spokesman for organisers Dundee Hogmanay said: “We are extremely disappointed that we have to cancel plans for a Dundee Hogmanay for 2015.
“Over the past year-and-a-half the Dundee Hogmanay organisers have spent a great deal of time putting plans in place for a Hogmanay party in Dundee.
“Plans for the event were submitted in April and over recent months the organisers have spent a great deal of time putting plans in place and receiving quotes from companies to supply services at the event.
“However, after meeting with Dundee City Council recently we feel that we have no option but to cancel plans for this year.”
The organisers said the “huge” expense of transport home for the public and a policing and security bill of around £15,000 would wipe out the money earmarked for the celebration.
The spokesman also criticised the council for its funding procedures.
He added: “There was £15,000 put aside for a Hogmanay celebration in Dundee and the organisers had been assured that the money was there for the event. However, after meeting with the city council the organisers were advised that we would need to apply for the money and this would not be approved until October — if it were to be approved.”
He said those behind the party plans had applied for £10,000 from Event Scotland but were still to hear whether this had been successful.
“Although plans are not in place for this year, the organisers now have everything set in place to host an event the following year.”