Firefighters have extinguished a fire close to a popular north-east tourist attraction.
Crews were called to reports of a small fire in the open close to Slains Castle shortly before 7pm on Friday.
They used beaters to put out the flames and left the scene a short time later.
A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were called to a report of a fire close to Slains Castle.
“It was a small fire grass fire in the open. It was reported to us at 6.47pm and the stop message came in at 7.11pm.”