Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision on the B9170 Oldmeldrum to Methlick road near the Craigdam junction, Aberdeenshire that occurred about 12.10pm on Saturday, August 3.
The collision involved a red Honda motorcycle and a black Hyundai Santa Fe motor car.
The 78 years-old man who was riding the motorcycle was taken by ambulance to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where he remains in a serious condition. The 61 years-old man who was driving the car was uninjured.
The road remained closed for over eight hours while Police carried out their investigations.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle beforehand is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting reference number 2064 of 3rd August 2019.