Two new canine recruits have joined the north-east police dog unit.
Golden Labrador Charlie and German Shepherd Alba joined the force aged nine weeks.
Bosses hope Charlie will become a specialist search dog and Alba will go on to become a general purpose police dog to patrol the North East Division.
She came from Moray and was selected after being assessed at seven-weeks-old.
Charlie is already growing in confidence daily where she is exposed to varying environments and situations.
Her handler PC Evans said: “I am delighted to have been allocated Police Pup Charlie. She has fitted in exceptionally well and is developing every day.
“She is a confident pup that takes everything in her stride. As with all pups, she is growing quickly and is maturing as each week progresses.”
Alba came from a specialist breeder in Wales and has been allocated to an experienced dog handler.
A police spokesman said: “Again, we were fortunate to be given the choice of pups where Alba’s brother also joined the Police Scotland having been allocated to a handler within Tayside Division.
“Alba will be a great asset to the north east where she will undergo regular training to develop her for her future policing role.”