The Braemar Gathering returns on Saturday, September 3 and officers are encouraging visitors to the event to allow plenty of time for travel as the roads will be particularly busy.
The Braemar Gathering is a popular event every year which attracts upwards of fifteen thousand visitors to the village to enjoy the traditional highland games and events, which is also attended by members of the Royal Family.
Inspector for the Marr area, Martin Burgess, said: “The population of Braemar is normally less than a thousand however this swells to around 17,000 on the day of the Braemar Gathering.
“The games is a great event to showcase Scotland and the area of Braemar and officers will be out and about at the event to assist visitors and ensure traffic moves smoothly.
“I would warn visitors to allow plenty of time to get to Braemar. There will be a lot of vehicles coming to the village on the A93 both from the East and South and so drivers should expect slow moving traffic on all approaches to the area.
“Car parks will be signposted and the Braemar Royal Highland Charity Society will have a large number of car park stewards to direct drivers.
“Officers will be out on patrol on the main routes before, during and after the event in order to monitor traffic flow.
“I would ask those attending to be patient on the way into Braemar but more importantly on their way out after the event is finished. Stewards and officers will be on hand to manage the dispersal of pedestrians and vehicles after the event but it can take time due to the number of vehicles involved. Please be patient and be aware that we will get traffic moving as quickly as possible.
“The Games is a high profile and popular event and I hope everyone has an enjoyable and safe day.”