A relieved Banchory family have expressed their thanks after their pet dog, missing in the Scolty Hill area for five days, was found safe.
Lola, an 11-month-old miniature dachshund, disappeared on a walk last Thursday and despite an extensive search - assisted through social media - there was no sign of her.
Just when hope was beginning to fade, two Banchory Academy pupils, Emma Sibson and Catey Visocchi, found Lola on Monday night in a field at Auchattie.
The dog has been checked over by a vet and, other than a few scratches and some weight loss, is fine.
Owner Sarah Raitt said: “We are so grateful to the schoolgirls and everyone who helped to find Lola.
“We are just relieved to have her home.”