Headstones damaged in Ellon cemetery
Vandals who damaged headstones at an Aberdeenshire cemetery have been criticised by police.
A total of 16 headstones were knocked over or broken at St Mary on the Rock Church in Ellon.
The incident happened between 21:00 on Saturday and 08:00 on Sunday.
Pc Kevin Geraghty said: "This was reckless and thoughtless act. It is the considerable and needless upset this incident has caused countless families and friends that is the real cost."
He added: "Ellon is a growing town but it is still a tight-knit community and we believe someone will know who is responsible."