Visitors heading to the Braemar Gathering this weekend are being urge to allow plenty of time for their journey.
Police are advising motorists heading to the games on Saturday that the roads will be busy, with more than 15,000 people expected to turn out to cheer on the strongmen, athletes, dancers and pipe bands.
They will also be hoping to catch a glimpse of the Royal family, who regularly attend the spectacle at The Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park.
Inspector Martin Burgess said: “The population of Braemar is normally less than a thousand however this swells to around 17,000 on the day of the Braemar Gathering.
“The games is a great event to showcase Scotland and the area of Braemar and officers will be out and about at the event to assist visitors and ensure traffic moves smoothly.
“I would warn visitors to allow plenty of time to get to Braemar. There will be a lot of vehicles coming to the village on the A93 both from the East and South and so drivers should expect slow moving traffic on all approaches to the area.”
All car parks will be sign posted on the day and their will be a large number of stewards on hand to help.
Officers will also be on patrol on the main routes into Braemar throughout the day.
Insp Burgess added: “I would ask those attending to be patient on the way into Braemar but more importantly on their way out after the event is finished.
“Please be patient and be aware that we will get traffic moving as quickly as possible.
“The games is a high profile and popular event and I hope everyone has an enjoyable and safe day.”