Police Scotland have recovered the body of a woman as part of their efforts to trace missing person Margaret Lancaster.
The body was found in the Peterhead area earlier today (Saturday).
The body is still to be formally identified but the family of Margaret Lancaster has been made aware.
Margaret, 52, was reported missing yesterday evening after failing to return to her home in Tarves.
She was last seen at 11am yesterday morning in the Tarves area by a family member.
Margaret is described as being five foot six inches tall, medium build with short auburn hair in a bob and a pale complexion.
When last seen, Margaret was thought to be wearing a blue v-neck top with a white trim and jeans.
A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.