A bus operator has confirmed no decision has been made on the future of North-east bus routes despite council funding being axed.
The local authority aims to save £200,000 a year by chopping services across the region after agreeing to a new transport budget.
Bus operators including Stagecoach have now been left to negotiate with the council about how the changes will be implemented.
Funding could be pulled from eight routes – including the peak-time 220 Kirkton of Skene/Elrick to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, 103 Cookney-Aberdeen and 252 New Deer-Mintlaw-Fraserburgh services.
A Stagecoach spokeswoman, which operates some of the routes, said: “Any announcement on the impact on the wider bus network will be announced in due course.”