Firefighters are battling a huge blaze at a former Aberdeen school.
Six fire engines were called to the abandoned Cordyce School, off Riverview Drive in Dyce, at 11pm and crews are expected to remain there long into the morning.
The 32 firefighters were sent from stations across the city, and are using a height vehicle to blast the inferno from above.
As the massive effort was launched, police sealed off Riverview Drive from the Asda store to the scene of the blaze.
A spokeswoman for the fire service said: “It is quite a big fire, and crews had to wait for the arrival of the height vehicle before they could tackle it.
“It is expected that they will be at the scene for many hours.”
Cordyce School has been unoccupied since August, and was scheduled to permanently close in April.
The secondary establishment was left without any pupils after young people with mental, emotional and social support needs were incorporated into mainstream schools.