Police are appealing for information after an attempted break-in at a north-east castle.
It happened at Dunottar Castle near Stonehaven between 4.30pm on Friday and midday yesterday (Saturday January 9).
Constable Melissa McDonald from Stonehaven police said: "I am appealing to anyone who may have been in the area at the time and seen anything suspicious to get in touch.
"The castle is of historical importance to both the local area and Scotland in general, and in this instance the door and lock have been damaged.
"Anyone with any information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 and quoting incident number 1772 of January 9 2021."