Former Grampian fire chief David Dalziel makes age discrimination claim
Grampian's former chief fire officer has lodged a claim for unfair dismissal.
David Dalziel claims he missed out on a string of senior posts in the new Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.
Mr Dalziel - who is 62 - alleges he was discriminated against because of his age.
A tribunal hearing is scheduled to take place in Aberdeen next month.