Police have confirmed a man has died following a crash outside Mossat.
Emergency services were called to the collision, involving a a black Mazda motor car and a black Kawasaki motorbike, on the A97 between Kildrummy and Mossat at around 12:25pm this afternoon.
The 53-year-old driver of the motorbike died at the scene.
Sergeant Peter Henderson from the Road Policing Unit said: “Our thoughts at this difficult time are with the man’s family and we have officers supporting them.
“Inquiries into the collision are ongoing and I would urge anyone who was on the A97 or the A944 prior to the time of the collision to contact us.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident 1474.