Motorists are being warned to expect severe congestion on major routes this week as the busiest summer getaway in five years begins.
The public are being encouraged to look out for north-east children at risk during the school holidays.
Council chiefs have shelved plans to bring the summer holidays forward by one week in schools across Aberdeen.
Council chiefs have called on the public for views as they consider a shake-up of school holidays in the north-east.
A public consultation is expected to begin later this month to gather views on new school holiday dates across Aberdeenshire.
The planned changes would see holidays brought into line with the majority of the rest of the country, where schools break up in the last week in June and return in the second full week of August.
School holidays are the perfect time to encourage youngsters to ditch technology and be inspired by sport!
The children are off school for the Easter holidays, so the pressure is on to keep them entertained.