A woman was in hospital last night after falling off a horse in a north-east village.
Emergency services were sent to Rosehearty at about 4pm following reports that someone was in distress.
The ambulance service attended the incident at the beach and the woman was subsequently transported to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary by helicopter.
Police confirmed a woman had been airlifted to hospital, but there was no indication of the extent of her injuries.
A police spokesman said: “We were made aware of the incident involving a woman falling off a horse at 4.15pm, but we were only involved for traffic purposes.
“The ambulance informed us about it, because they were airlifting her to hospital.”
Councillor Mark Findlater, who represents the Troup ward, last night praised the emergency services for their response.
He said: “My thoughts are with the woman involved and her family and I hope she makes a swift recovery.
“Obviously, any incident like this is concerning, but once again the emergency services have come to the fore and they have delivered.”