Pupils have been sent home for the day after a suspected chemical odour was noticed at their school.

Aboyne Academy and adjoining community facilities were evacuated after reports of a smell of sulphur coming from a cleaning cupboard at around 10.40am on Friday.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service sent four appliances and a hazmat unit to the scene.

However investigations found there was no chemical spill and the smell is believed to relate to a plumbing issue.

The community facilities, including a swimming pool and library, reopened at 2pm.

The fire service left the scene at around 2.30pm.