A motorcyclist has died following a crash on a major north-east road.
The 43-year-old man was riding an orange and white KTM motorcycle on the A93 in Aberdeenshire when the incident took place between Drumoak and Peterculter at around 2.55pm on Monday.
The two-vehicle collision near the road’s junction with an unclassified road for Drum Castle also involved a blue Toyota Rav4 car.
Emergency services attended and the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are now investigating to establish the full circumstances of the crash and have appealed for witnesses to come forward.
Sergeant Chris Smith of the North East Road Policing Unit said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who has died in this crash.
“Our enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances and I would urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who has any other information to get in touch.
“We would also be keen to speak to anyone who may have dashcam footage from that stretch of road shortly before 3pm on Monday afternoon.
“Anyone with information can call 101.”