Vandals have targeted a park bench commemorating a schoolboy killed in a road tragedy.
Kincorth and Leggart Community Council created a tribute to Bobby Douglas, 11, who died after he was hit by a Ford Transit as he crossed the southbound lane of the A90 in November 2014.
The bench and plaque were installed in 2016 at Kincorth Skatepark.
Bobby grew up in Kincorth with his mum Tracy, sister Demi and brother Danny.
His mum said: “It was my 11-year-old niece that found out when she was playing at the park.
“She ran to tell my brother that there were youngsters at the bench scraping writing on it with a rock.”
The 37-year-old said the language used on the bench was “disrespectful”.
“It was upsetting – I was not expecting something like that to happen. It’s disrespectful to his memory,” she added.
“I don’t know who did this, but it is clear that it’s a memory bench and Bobby was popular in the area so they must know who it’s for.
“I just wanted to get it fixed.
“My friends said they wanted to help.”
Tracy said that before her friends could step in they were told that Aberdeen City Council would be taking care of the bench and repainting it.
Community council secretary Catherine Cowie said she received the call about the vandalism from Tracy and said what had happened was “horrible”.
She said: “I got in touch with the city council and was told they would take care of it.
“It is really disappointing because it’s disrespectful to those it’s meant to commemorate.
“It’s just horrible that someone could do something like this.
“We are very lucky the people in the council we work with have been absolutely first class.”
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “If anyone has any information on the vandalism please contact Police Scotland on 101.”