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Tributes after death of Aberdeenshire SNP councillor Ian Gray

Ian Gray Image copyright Aberdeenshire Council
Image caption Ian Gray died at the weekend

Tributes have been paid to an Aberdeenshire councillor following his death.

Ian Gray, the SNP member for the Banff and District ward, was elected in 2007. He died at the weekend.

Hamish Vernal, the provost of Aberdeenshire, said: "Cllr Gray was a respected friend and colleague and we will all miss him deeply."

Flags at the council headquarters and at the Banff and Buchan area office have been flying at half-mast.

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