A woman has been taken to hospital after a two-car crash on a North-east road.
The incident occurred on the Blackburn to Clinterty road around 6.30am this morning.
The road was reopened at about 8.30am.
A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “It’s at the junction with Broombank.
“It’s a two-car crash, and a female is trapped.
“Crews are using cutting gear, and police and the ambulance service are also in attendance.”
“We sent two appliances and nine firefighters to the scene.”
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We are in attendance at a road traffic accident, it’s on the back road from Blackburn to Clinterty.
“The vehicles were being recovered and one woman has been taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (ARI) with non life threatening injuries.”