A motorcyclist has died after he was involved in a collision with a car in Aberdeenshire.

The accident, between a black Kawasaki motorbike and a black Mazda, happened on the A97 between Mossat and Kildrummy at about 12:30.

Police Scotland said the 53-year-old motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sgt Peter Henderson said: “Our thoughts at this difficult time are with the man’s family.

“Inquiries into the collision are ongoing and I would urge anyone who was on the A97 or the A944 prior to the time of the collision to contact us.”