A man has been traced safe and well after being reported missing in the north-east.
Police Scotland received a call reporting concern for the man shortly after 4pm after he went missing in Stonehaven, sparking a search operation.
HM Coastguard and the town’s RNLI lifeboat were also involved, assisting police officers with their search.
He was found safe and well shortly before 5pm.
A police spokeswoman said: “We were called to an incident at 4.10pm. There was concern for a male, but he was traced safe and well.”