An elderly woman has died after being knocked down by a vehicle on the outskirts of Perth.
The accident happened on the A9 between Inveralmond and Broxden Roundabout just before 2.30am on Sunday.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “At about 2.25am we responded to reports of a female pedestrian being struck by a vehicle on the A9.
“Officers attended and unfortunately an 83-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.”
The southbound stretch was closed off for several hours to allow for investigations.
Police have declined to give details of the incident and could not confirm if this was a hit and run.
It re-opened just after 9am.
Police have urged any witnesses to the incident to contact non-emergency 101, quoting incident number 0672 of November 4.