Police have launched an investigation after a hedge was set on fire in Banchory last weekend.
The incident, which occurred between 11.40pm on Friday and 1.45am on Saturday morning, took place on Mount Street.
Police are now asking for witnesses to the incident to come forward.
Constable Mhairi Meston, of the Banchory Policing Team, said: “We are following a positive line of inquiry, however, I encourage local residents with any piece of information, however small or insignificant they think it may be, to let us know as it may indeed help our enquiries.
“Did you see anyone at the time or someone acting suspiciously in the area some days before?
“Do you have private CCTV in the area which may help identify a person going to or leaving the area of Mount Street?
“Any information, please call 101.”
Alternatively, police have said if anybody wishes to remain anonymous in reporting information, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.