There was drama at the Western Isles Council count when a leading member collapsed just before he was re-elected.
Barra councillor Donald Manford, a former transport committee chairman, was treated by paramedics and fellow candidates.
Mr Manford, who was standing for the SNP, collapsed in front of the press table.
Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan and Angus MacNeil, his fellow Nationalist who is bidding to retain the Westminster seat, were among those who rushed to his aid.
Mr Manford was conscious as he was taken to the Western Isles Hospital at Stornoway. His condition is unknown.
Mr Manford was returned – in his absence – around two hours later by topping his ward poll with 531 votes.
Independents retained overall control but history was made with the first Tory councillor for the Western Isles elected.
Fish merchant Ranald Fraser, a Highland Games champion, was one of three members returned for the Sgir’ Uige agus Ceann a Tuath nan Loch ward. He was the Conservative candidate in last year’s Scottish Parliament elections, finishing third.
He was congratulated on his council success on Twitter by Scottish Conservative Leader Ruth Davidson.
However a Tory candidate sacked by his party after allegedly inciting violence against Nicola Sturgeon finished bottom of his ward poll.
A tirade of abuse written by retired electronics engineer, Kenneth MacBrayne, came back to haunt him.
Hate-filled messages on social media by the 72-year-old, known locally as Ken, resurfaced after he was selected to fight the Benebula and North Uist ward for the Western Isles Conservatives.
He also targeted immigrants and asylum seekers, sharing posts by far-right group Britain First.
Despite being thrown out of the Tory party, he continued to be listed as a Conservative Party contender as it was too late to remove his name from the ballot list. He received just 51 votes.
The long serving leader of Western Isles Council decided not to seek re-election.
A successor to Angus Campbell is to be chosen.
The SNP returned seven councillors – one more than before.
Veteran Stornoway councillor Charlie Nicolson got the most votes with 755. He revealed that he had knocked on more than 1700 doors during his campaign.
But he lamented that not enough women and young people had stood.