People in the Highlands have been having their say on the so-called 'Cinderella curfew' which prevents revellers from getting into Inverness venues after twelve o clock.
Police and some licensees say it keeps the streets safer, but campaigners say the restriction is old-fashioned and hurts the tourist industry.
The Highlands is renowned for its hospitality, but revellers hoping to party on at nightclubs are currently met with closed doors after the clock strikes twelve in the region's capital.
The ruling was introduced in 2003, since when there has been growing opposition from locals.
Now the public have had the chance to voice their opinion in a consultation which closed at 5pm on Friday.
The campaign to banish the curfew even has celebrity backing. Inverness Dr Who actress Karen Gillan said the ruling is the "worst thing about the city" in a local newspaper interview.
Highland Council will consider the responses and a decision is expected later this year.