The charity Crimestoppers has urged the public to call out regular drink drivers during the festive period.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas across the north-east of Scotland with towns gearing up for the big day by hosting magnificent switch-on events of their festive lights.
“Screaming” rats scurrying behind walls have kept residents up at night as parts of Aberdeenshire have been left with uncollected bins.
It is the focal point of any community Christmas.
An Aberdeenshire community has banded together to brighten up the winter months by creating a pint-sized edible Christmas village.
One in five Brits experience irritable bowel syndrome, and Christmas can be full of ‘triggers’.
Struggling Deeside families have been lent a helping hand this Christmas after rural estates linked arms with volunteers to distribute a host of festive hampers.
A north-east street has been transformed into a winter wonderland in memory of an oil boss who died of a rare cancer earlier this year.
Shoppers in the north and north-east will have to brave wintry road conditions as they go in search of bargains today.
Staff shortages at Aberdeen City Council means some bin collections may not take place this weekend.
Members of the north-east's Sikh community last night teamed up with local oil and gas workers to provide food to the regions's less fortunate.
A busy Aberdeen bar has had to shut its doors until further notice due to "serious maintenance issues".
Nearly £50,000 of Class A drugs have been taken off the streets as part of a crackdown on crime in Aberdeen.
An Aberdeen cathedral last night played host to an annual candlelit festive service of choir music considered to be among "the best in the north of Scotland".
The Met Office has not yet ruled out the possibility of a white Christmas for the north-east of Scotland, despite reports much of the country would miss out on the prized wintry conditions.
The north-east is in line for further wintry weather this morning with the chances of a white Christmas not yet ruled out by forecasters.
Moray is set to be hit with further snowfall this morning while the chances of a white Christmas have not been ruled out by forecasters.
With Christmas Day just under two weeks away, the north's premier shopping centre is gearing up for one of their busiest weekends of the year.
The first north-east snow fall of the year descended on Aberdeen in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
A festive woodland made up of individually decorated Christmas trees will be set up inside a 100-year old Aberdeenshire chapel this weekend.
Calling all Daves, Davids and Davys - your city needs you for a special Christmas carol event this weekend.