A man has died after being hit by a car in an Aberdeenshire village.
The collision happened in Newmachar, on the A947 Aberdeen to Banff road, at about 1am today.
Emergency services were called to the scene, but the 28-year-old could not be saved.
Collision investigations were carried out through the night, with the road shut between its junctions with Station Road and Kingseat Road for 14 hours, before reopening at about 3pm.
Throughout today, officers were seen searching bins and gardens within the cordoned off area.
While police were at the scene, a local diversion was put in place during the closure.
Appeal for information
Officers are asking anyone who may have information on the incident to come forward as they continue to carry out inquiries.
A police spokeswoman said: “We received a report of a crash involving a car and a pedestrian on Old Meldrum Road, Newmachar, around 1am on Thursday, August 31.
“Emergency services attended and the 28-year-old male pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Inquiries are ongoing and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal in due course.”
Anyone with information can contact police on 101 and quoting incident 0148 of August 31 2023.