A councillor says he is willing to risk the wrath of constituents – by blaming parents for parking problems outside a school.
SNP member Jim Ingram said he would point the finger “squarely at them” for congestion and safety issues at Mintlaw Primary.
He wants restrictions on how long vehicles can be left parked around the building.
The Central Buchan councillor has already been told this would be difficult for police to enforce.
But he insists something must be done to tackle the “important” issue.
Councillor Ingram said: “This is on the main route through the village and it does cause problems to the villagers and to local residents and it does cause traffic congestion.”
“I point the finger fairly and squarely at the parents.
“I am a long-serving member and will take the chop on the back of the neck if necessary – but the truth is the truth. It’s parents that are the problem.”
A lay-by was provided outside the school to act as a drop-off point for parents in 2014, but this is regularly used by nearby residents and lorry drivers to park.
It was created after a series of safety concerns were raised by staff and parents.
Councillors have already backed plans to restrict the layby’s use to cars between 8am-6pm and a consultation on the move has been launched.