A north-east man who admitted possessing hours of video footage showing children as young as six being abused has avoided jail.
Kevin Robertson, whose address was given as Main Street in New Byth, near Turriff, also had hundreds of indecent images of children under the age of 16.
In April, the 43-year-old appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court in March to plead guilty to possessing indecent photographs or pseudo photographs of children and of sharing the indecent photographs between November 28, 2014 and July 29, 2018.
Sentencing Robertson yesterday, Sheriff Morag McLaughin ordered him to carry out 220 hours of unpaid work as an alternative to custody.
She also made him subject to supervision for ten years and placed him on the sex offenders register for three years.