Walkers and climbers are being urged to follow important snow and avalanche safety advice to reduce the risks they face in north mountains this winter.
Two new pieces of gritting machinery were unveiled by Aberdeen City Council yesterday, as the local authority continues preparations for winter.
POLICE stopped 205 potentially hazardous cars across City and Shire as part of a winter road safety operation.
Local authorities across the north and north-east have activated their winter maintenance programmes despite the mild weather.
Aberdeen City Council's spending on winter roads maintenance for 2013/14 was more than £400,000 under a budget of almost £2million.