Police have described a dog attack which resulted in nine lambs and two pregnant sheep being killed as “tragic”.
Officers have appealed for dog owners to come forward following the attack.
The incident happened in a field near Cornhill, Banff, on Friday between 9.30am and 2.30pm.
Police believe the dog responsible would have had blood around its mouth or on its coat following the attack.
Sergeant Morag Clark from the Banff Community Policing Team said: “I would urge anyone who was in the area on Friday, including all dog owners and those exercising dogs, to come forward with any information they may have regarding this tragic incident.
“11 animals have died and there’s no doubt any dog responsible would have had blood around its mouth or on its coat.
“It is in every dog’s instinct to chase, even if they are usually obedient and good with other animals.
“It’s important we all recognise the devastating consequences of a dog attacking, chasing or even being at large in a field where sheep are kept.
“When enjoying the countryside, especially if there’s sheep or lambs around, dogs are recommended to be kept on a lead or at the very minimum, under close control.
“If you know anything about this incident, please call Police Scotland on 101 or if you want to remain anonymous, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”