Police are advising the public to leave plenty of time if they are planning to attend a famous Highland Games this weekend.
The Braemar Gathering, which returns this Saturday, attracts thousands of visitors to the village to enjoy the traditional Highland games and events.
As such, the roads in and out of Royal Deeside are expected to be particularly busy.
Event commander Superintendent Conrad Trickett said: “The public will see an increased police presence in the village with our officers engaging with local residents and visitors to support the organisers in ensuring the safety of those attending this popular event.
“We will also be ensuring traffic moves smoothly through the village due to the anticipated increase in vehicles.
“Stewards will also be on hand to assist those attending and we also ask those visiting the event to be patient and to allow plenty of time for your journey as well as to get into the games arena.”
No on-street parking is allowed and drivers have been told to use the designated car parks for the event instead, with stewards on hand to provide directions.
Supt Trickett added: “If you are bringing bags into the arena, please be aware they may be searched prior to entry and allow time for this.
“We look forward to supporting this great event, if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to speak to our friendly officers or any of the stewards.”