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Ross Cassie and Leslie Manson claim by-election victories

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Image caption Leslie Manson (pictured) replaces Jack Moodie on Orkney Council

New councillors for Aberdeenshire and Orkney councils have been selected following by-elections.

SNP candidate Ross Cassie triumphed in the Troup ward, following the death in September of Conservative councillor John Duncan.

And the new councillor for the Kirkwall West and Orphir seat is independent Leslie Manson.

He replaces Jack Moodie, who resigned in September.

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