Police officers in Aberdeenshire are involved in an evacuation as the town’s beachfront becomes overrun by sea water.
Residents from sheltered housing on the beachfront are said to be getting evacuated as a precaution due to worsening floods in the town.
They have been taken to a temporary “rest centre” set up in Mackie Academy.
Huge waves have been battering the scenic seaside town all day, following two days of foul wind and rain.
A SEPA flood warning is currently in place for Aberdeenshire.
A police spokeswoman said: “Police Scotland in Stonehaven would like to warn members of the public to stay away from the seafront areas of the town (in the) meantime.
“The weather is creating high waves and we would advise members of the public to keep themselves safe and out of danger by staying away from the seafront and harbour areas.
“The effects of the weather on the town, and other coastal towns and locations in our area, are being closely monitored and if any further action is required this will be communicated as widely as possible.”