A Fife SNP councillor has resigned due to health and family issues.
Sam Steele, who represents Rosyth, announced she is standing down just over two years after she was elected. A by-election will be held to replace her.
Ms Steele revealed she is to undergo medical treatment.
Announcing her resignation on Friday morning she said: “As many of you already know, I’ve recently been having some health issues which are going to require treatment.
“This, alongside some family problems, have resulted in me needing to take stock of things.
“So it is with a very heavy heart that I must announce my resignation from Fife Council SNP group.”
Ms Steele said it had been an honour and “very humbling” to represent Rosyth and the surrounding communities of Limekilns, Charlestown, Pattiesmuir and Crombie.
She said: “There have been many challenges but the positives always outweighed them.”
Among the achievements she highlighted were helping people find suitable housing, dealing with antisocial behaviour, setting up Rosyth school uniform bank and helping people with Universal Credit.
She added: “Thank you to every single person who has supported me throughout my time as a councillor.
“We have an amazing community and I am very proud to be a Rosyth lass.”