Holyrood presiding officer Tricia Marwick to undergo bowel surgery
The Scottish Parliament's presiding officer, Tricia Marwick, is to have bowel surgery and will not return to Holyrood until after the summer recess.
The Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP needs an operation to remove an obstruction.
Her parliamentary duties, including chairing debates and First Ministers Questions, will be carried out by her deputies, Elaine Smith and John Scott.
At the beginning of the year Ms Marwick took time off after she underwent surgery to remove her gallbladder.