Two Aberdeenshire Council by-elections being held
Two Aberdeenshire Council by-elections are being held.
Voters are being asked to choose a new councillor in the Banff and District ward, to replace SNP councillor Ian Gray, who died in August.
And the second by-election, in Inverurie and District, was triggered by the council's former co-leader, independent Martin Kitts Hayes, standing down.
Votes will be counted in Inverurie on Friday.
Mr Kitts-Hayes had returned home early from a foreign conference because he was unhappy with his accommodation.
He said resulting personal abuse had put an "intolerable strain" on himself and his family.