A motorcyclist has died following a crash on a road in Aberdeenshire.
The 44-year-old was rushed to hospital by emergency responders after his orange KTM crashed near the village of Oldmeldrum.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash shortly after 7.15pm on Saturday.
The man received initial treatment at the scene, but later died as a result of his injuries.
An appeal for information relating to the incident has since been launched by police.
Road Policing sergeant Steve Manson said: “Our enquiries into the circumstances are at an early stage and our thoughts are with the rider’s family at this difficult time.
“It is believed the motorcycle travelled along the A947 from Aberdeen towards Oldmeldrum and we are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the motorcycle prior to the collision to get in touch.”
Anyone who can assist with the enquiry is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 3128 of September 17.