A man has been taken to hospital after being badly hurt in a car crash in Aberdeenshire.
The 23-year-old was involved in a one-vehicle collision on the B976 Aboyne to Ballater road, at the entrance to Glen Tanar Estate, around 12.15am on Christmas Eve.
He was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with serious injuries.
Sergeant Peter Henderson said: “Our thoughts are with the injured party and his family at this time.
“While enquiries into this incident are ongoing, I am keen to speak with anyone who witnessed the collision itself, or may have seen the vehicle before it happened.”
The car involved was a white BMW.
Police have asked anyone who may have seen the incident to contact them on 101.