Man charged over £80,000 rural crimes
A man has been charged in connection with rural crime worth about £80,000, involving the theft of sheep dogs, cattle and farming equipment.
Police Scotland said the 29-year-old, from the Alford area, was expected in court at a later date.
Four sheep dogs, worth about £15,000, were stolen from the Huntly area in January last year. They were traced.
A tractor, digger and trailer worth £34,000 were taken from the Lumphanan area in June last year.
They were also recovered.
The man was also charged in relation to the theft of cattle worth nearly £30,000 from Kinellar and Monymusk in June and July last year.