Organisers of a world famous Highland Games are advising motorists to leave in plenty of time.
Thousands of visitors are expected to descend upon Deeside for the annual Braemar Gathering.
The event, which the Queen often attends, kicks off this Saturday from 9am at the Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park.
Craig Nisbet, from the Braemar Royal Highland Society, said: “Thousands of visitors are expected to descend on the highland village for the Royal event, most of them travelling by car and using the A93 from Aberdeen in the east and from Blairgowrie to the south.
“Both routes are expected to be slow at peak times.
“There will be no on-street parking available in the village on Saturday.
“Free public parking is available on both the east and south sides of Braemar itself and will be well signed.
“To avoid hold-ups please follow the directions of traffic attendants. Drivers with designated parking labels should display these clearly.”