Councillors earlier voted to give the arts centre £3m in funding
Scottish Enterprise has approved funding of £2m for Aberdeen's planned centre for contemporary arts, BBC Scotland can reveal.
Aberdeen City Council last month voted to give £3m in funding to the Peacock project in Union Terrace Gardens.
Now Scottish Enterprise has confirmed that it will support the project.
BBC Scotland can also reveal Scottish Enterprise will not be helping Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre out of its funding difficulties.
Earlier this month, Aberdeen City Council helped the centre with a £2m loan.
Scottish Enterprise said it was keen to assist the AECC board with advice and guidance.
Aberdeen City Council helped the centre with a £2m loan
However it would not be a source of deficit funding.
Meanwhile, Scottish Enterprise said it wished Peacock Arts every success in raising another £4m of funding from the private sector.
The Scottish Arts Council has described the contemporary arts centre as a "world-class facility".
It could attract about 200,000 visitors a year and bring an estimated £5m annually into the local economy.