A motorcyclist has died following a collision with a van on Deeside.
The crash happened on the A980 Banchory to Torphins road, a mile east of the Campfield Service Station around 2.45pm.
Fire crews were called to the scene to deal with a blaze.
Police confirmed the fatality this evening.
The road has been closed from the Raemoir House Hotel to Torphins while accident investigations take place.
Diversions are in operation via Banchory.