Police are investigating after the death of a man near a north-east supermarket.
Officers were called at around 5.33pm to the Tesco store in Huntly after a member of the public they had concerns for the man.
Emergency services arrived but the man died at the scene.
A police spokesman said: “Officers are currently in attendance at the rear of Tesco in Huntly this evening following the death of a man.
“Emergency services were alerted at 5.30pm of concerns for a male who had sadly died at the scene.
“Inquiries are ongoing into the circumstances surrounding the death and an area at the rear of the Tesco building will remained cordoned off meantime.
We would like to thank the local community for your patience.”