Tributes were paid across the council chamber to an Aberdeen councillor who passed away after a short illness.
SNP councillor Sandy Stuart, who represented Bridge of Don, died in July after a “short, but hard-fought battle with illness”.
At the first full council meeting since his passing yesterday, colleagues paid tribute to a “lovely man, with a heart of gold”.
SNP group leader Stephen Flynn said he “loved” their conversations about Tartan Army football trips abroad.
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Meanwhile Aberdeen City Council co-leader Jenny Laing said Mr Stuart was “incredibly nice and incredibly personable”.
And Liberal Democrat group leader Ian Yuill said the members lounge was “empty without him”.
He added: “You expect to see Sandy there reading the paper and it gives you a sudden jolt.
“Sandy Stuart was a lovely man and we will miss him.”