Police Scotland has reported positive results from a month of festive patrols across North Aberdeenshire.
In Formartine, officers undertook 95 licensed premises checks across the Ellon/Turriff areas with only seven reported incidents.
Throughout Buchan, efforts by Peterhead patrols meant shoplifting decreased by 31% compared to last year and vandalism reduced by almost 25%.
There were also positive results in Banff and Buchan East and West in detecting drugs offences and drink- drivers.
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Chief Inspector Rob Sturton, area commander for Aberdeenshire North, said: “In addition to the officers involved, I thank our partners and the public who helped ensure that North Aberdeenshire continues to be recognised as a great place to live, work and visit and that all ages have been able to enjoy this family-focused time.”