Arrests over indecent images of children have doubled in the North-east over the past three years, new figures have revealed.
Statistics show the number of arrests for taking, distributing and possession of indecent images doubled between 2014-2016.
In Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray there were 50 arrests in 2014 which increased to 81 in 2015 and the figure was 100 last year.
North-east Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald said more should be done by online providers to stop the supply of the indecent content.
He said: “It is important that the internet service providers take their responsibility seriously.
“They have a responsibility to ensure these materials are not available online.
“These figures also demonstrate that the service providers are failing in their duty and the consequence of that is this pornography is still widely available – there’s a message here for international law enforcement as well as within the Grampian area.
“I think these numbers demonstrate at least there is an increase in detection.”
Detective Chief Inspector Colin Morrans, of the public protection unit, said: “Tackling sexual crime and sexual abuse of children is a key priority for Police Scotland and we employ the latest technology to investigate online abuse.”