An Aberdeen councillor has passed away after a short illness.
SNP Councillor for Bridge of Don, Sandy Stuart, passed away yesterday at Aberdeen Infirmary.
He was 68.
Mr Stuart was first elected to Aberdeen City Council in 2012 and was re-elected in 2017.
SNP Group Leader, Stephen Flynn, said: “Sandy had a short, but hard-fought battle with illness and passed away peacefully in the company of his family.
“Our immediate thoughts are with Sandy’s wife, Wendy, and the entire family at this terribly difficult time.
“Sandy was so proud to serve his constituents in the Bridge of Don and to represent his city as a councillor for over seven years.
“We were privileged to call him a friend and colleague and will all miss his passion and enthusiasm.”