NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Man seriously hurt in A947 collision

A man has been seriously injured in a road accident in Aberdeenshire.

The collision - involving a motorcycle and a van - happened on the A947 Newmachar to Oldmeldrum road at about 1430 BST on Thursday.

The motorcyclist was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after the crash, just south of Whiterashes, and was "critical but stable".

The road was closed for several hours to allow investigations to be carried out.

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