Long-serving Aberdeen councillor Ron Clark has died.
Mr Clark, the Lib Dem representative for Dyce, Bucksburn and Danestone, had been in public service for more than 30 years.
Local political colleagues from all parties paid tribute to a hard-working councillor who would be missed.
The death of Mr Clark, who was in his 70s, is expected to lead to a by-election. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.