An MSP has paid tribute to a former north-east councillor who has died aged 96.
Dr Norman Allan served as an SNP councillor for the Banff and Portsoy division at Grampian Regional Council from 1986 until 1996 when it was abolished.
Banff and Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson said: “Norman was a stalwart of the local SNP and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
“As a regional councillor he served the communities of Banff and Portsoy for a decade and continued to be a prominent figure in the community.”
Meanwhile, former Banff and Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford said Norman was a source of “great encouragement” to her, adding her thoughts were with his family.