Police have cautioned the public to be vigilant while carrying out transactions at cash machines after a "distraction" theft in Inverness.
A Sutherland village has been chosen as the only Scottish location for new cash machines as part of a UK-wide pilot.
Police are hunting thieves who blew up a cash machine and escaped with the contents.
Police from the Highlands and Islands Preventions and Interventions Unit will be holding events this month with a mock ATM designed to help people identify the warning signs when it comes to skimming devices.
Two men have been charged in relation to the alleged theft of a cash machine in Torphins last month.
The threat to thousands of rural cash machines will be investigated by MPs next week.
Fears have been raised over a possible reduction in free cash machines due to plans to pay operators less money.
Red-faced bank bosses had to set the record straight yesterday after a politician was wrongly informed that a village which is losing its bank would also lose its ATM.
A cash machine operator has offered a reward of up to £25,000 for information leading to the capture of a gang of thieves who dramatically raided an ATM in Aberdeen this week.
Cash machine raiders have struck again in the north-east - and left residents of a quiet suburb in shock.
Police have issued a warning following reports of bank card skimming activity in Aviemore
A cash machine in Aberdeen has been vandalised. Police received a call about the ATM at the Spar in Byron Square, Northfield, at 1.20am. An area of pavement surrounding the machine is currently cordoned off and a police spokeswoman said inquiries into the incident are ongoing.