A heritage organisation is warning north-east motorists to look out for deer.
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), is planning to place messages on LED signs along “high risk trunk roads”, warning drivers of the presence of the animals near routes.
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) say the worst time for collisions is May and June.
Dr Jochen Langbein, deer collision consultant for SNH, said: “In Scotland, as in many other European countries, wild deer numbers have increased significantly over recent years. Roe deer in particular are spreading into parks and other green spaces close to the centre of cities such as Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.
“Late spring is when we often see more deer moving across motorways and other main roads.”
SNH has also issued guidance to drivers to avoid a collision with deer.
It advised drivers should not swerve into the other side of the road to avoid a deer, risking a more serious accident, as well as avoiding sharp braking when there’s a risk of being hit by traffic from behind.
SNH also urged anyone involved in a collision with one of the animals to contact police immediately.