The Graham’s Dairy lorry got into difficulties on the B9029 road near Maud, but a local farmer came to the rescue with his tractor to get the lorry going again.
Police in the North-east tweeted their praise of the farmer, saying: “Where would we be without our local farmers? George helped rescue a stranded HGV on the B9029 with the touch of a plough and set of chains! Thank you for your invaluable assistance!”
Elsewhere, a bus driver was taken to hospital after crash on the A90 which left the double-decker vehicle on its side in a ditch.
The Stagecoach bus running from Peterhead to Aberdeen was involved in the accident early on Saturday morning.
The incident happened as the bus exited the A90 on to the Newburgh slip road.