A motorist has been handed a fixed penalty notice after they overtook an ambulance on an emergency call.
The incident happened at around 3.45pm on Wednesday on the B9125, near Garlogie.
It is not known what emergency call the paramedics were responding to, just that they were driving with blue lights on.
The driver was handed the fixed penalty notice for careless driving.
The Scottish Ambulance Service confirmed they were responding to a medical incident with one patient transferred to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
A fixed penalty notice is an “on-the-spot fine for a minor offence”.
For motoring offences this can either mean three points on your licence and a £100 fine, or a £50 fine with no points added.
Typically offences including speeding, going through a red light, using a mobile phone while driving and pedestrian crossing offences.
All result in three points and a £100 fine.