Police Scotland has warned people not to drink to excess as a busy time for big events is looming.
Ahead of a busy weekend – featuring the likes of Stonehaven Highland Games and the Echt Show – officers have been working with organisers.
Chief inspector Murray Main said: “The north-east has many vibrant towns, villages and other thriving communities and over the summer there are a range of fantastic local events taking place.
“Be aware of your own limits and how alcohol can negatively impact on your behaviour.
“Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol or taking illegal drugs can put you at more risk of becoming involved in crime, either as a perpetrator or a victim.
“Know in advance how you intend to get home and make sure you keep your personal belongings safe.”