Aberdeen councillor in gay insult wrangle
A councillor has admitted calling the gay leader of Aberdeen City Council a "fascist" and a "fat git" - but denied using a homophobic term.
Conservative Jim Farquharson said he made the comments about John Stewart after a heated council meeting.
Mr Stewart claimed he had been called a "faggot" on Monday and said he was considering his options, including contacting the police.
Mr Farquharson categorically denied using the term.
He told BBC Scotland: "I have never used such a word."
However, he added that he stood by his fascist comment.