A man has died and two young children have been airlifted to hospital after a car crash in Scotland.

Police scrambled to the A93 in Spittal of Glenshee in the Highlands after a crash involving one vehicle.

A 23-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene and two children, aged five and seven, were airlifted to hospital.

Their condition is not currently known. The driver of the vehicle, 31, suffered minor injuries.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Officers are currently in attendance at the A93 Spittal of Glenshee, following a crash involving one vehicle which was reported to police around 4.20pm today (Sunday, 3 January).

"A 23-year-old man, who was the passenger of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Two children, aged seven and five, have been flown to The Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow, for treatment.

"The 31-year-old driver of the vehicle has minor injuries. The road remains closed while officers carry out an investigation."

The condition of the two children in hospital is not currently known

The crash led to the closure of the road in both directions late Sunday.

Tayside Police warned motorists to avoid the area.

The force tweeted: "A93 Spittal of Glenshee is currently closed in both directions due to a crash involving one vehicle.

"Motorists are asked to seek an alternative route. Thank you for your patience."

Officers remained at the scene on Sunday night.