Seven seek Hawick seat left vacant after ex-provost's death
Seven people are seeking election to Scottish Borders Council following the death of former Hawick provost Zandra Elliot.
Nominations in the by-election for the Hawick and Denholm ward closed on Wednesday.
Four independents will seek the seat alongside one candidate each for the Conservatives, SNP and Lib Dems.
The by-election will take place on 22 May with voting between 07:00 and 22:00.
The full list of candidates is:
- Trevor Adams, Conservative
- Craig Bryson, Independent
- Watson McAteer, Independent
- Davie Paterson, Independent
- Marion Short, Independent
- Harry Stoddart, SNP
- Ian Turnbull, Liberal Democrat