Police have named the man knocked down and killed near Huntly last night.
Piotr Nowicki, who lived in the Gartly area, died after being hit by a car on the A96 Aberdeen to Inverness road near the BP garage at Huntly.
The accident, involving a silver Vauxhall Insignia, happened at about 5.20pm yesterday.
Sergeant David Pirie, from the road policing unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of all those involved at this difficult time.
“Officers are continuing with the investigation into the collision and anyone who witnessed it and who hasn’t already spoken to police is asked to contact us on 101.”