An MSP has paid tribute a former councillor who has passed away.
Norma Thomson represented South Buchan until the ward was abolished in 2007.
She was known for helping ensure residents of New Deer were able to access a bank, after enticing RBS to set up in a disused unit in the town.
Stewart Stevenson, MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast, said: “I am greatly saddened at Norma’s passing and send my condolences to her family at this time.
“Perhaps her greatest achievement was in working with the Buchan Community Enterprise Group who bought the bank building in New Deer when the Clydesdale Bank announced it was closing.
“Rather than see the village left without a bank, Norma and the group rolled up their sleeves and sold the idea to Royal Bank of Scotland that they should open a branch in New Deer.”