The Scottish Conservatives have announced their candidate for the Banff and Buchan District by-election.
Long-serving community councillor Iain Taylor will now stand for election to Aberdeenshire Council/.
Mr Taylor was born and brought up in the neighbouring ward of Troup and has strong family and working connections with the Banffshire area.
He has been involved with the King Edward and Gamrie Community Council for more than 20 years, serving as chairman and secretary at different times. He is also a past chair of Banffshire Partnership Ltd.
He said: “This by-election is a two-horse race between the NSP and the Scottish Conservations and I hope people will get behind me.”