A teenager has been arrested in connection with a bomb squad investigation that led to a mass evacuation.
The 19-year-old man was questioned on Saturday morning in connection with the discovery of "materials" that led to the evacuation of seven streets in the Low Shore area of Banff on Friday.
Police, who received a call from a member of the public on Thursday night, said the discovery is not being treated as a terrorist incident.
An explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) team was called in on Friday evening as "a precaution" following the discovery of suspicious materials.
Police placed a 100m cordon around the property and set up a reception centre at Banff Academy for people who were moved out of their homes and businesses.
Carmelite Street, Reid Street, Bridge Street, Church Street, Water Lane, Crown Court and Old Market Place were all evacuated for several hours.
Residents were allowed back into their homes in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Chief Inspector Derek Hiley said: "Our initial priority was to ensure the continued safety of the local community and following consultation with the EOD we are now satisfied that there is no risk in allowing the residents of the Low Shore area to return to their homes.
"We would like to thank the local community for their assistance and understanding at what has been a particularly disruptive time for them."
The man has now been arrested but no charges have been brought yet. A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal in due course.
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