Long-serving Forfar SNP councillor Glennis Middleton lost her seat in a shock result.
Fellow SNP member Lynne Devine retained her seat as did Independents Ian McLaren and Colin Brown.
Braden Davy (Conservatives) received the most first preference votes.
Mr McLaren said: “I am very honoured to be re-elected for Forfar and District and I would like to thank all the constituents for the support I have received.”
Glen Barclay, Liberal Democrats – 114
Colin Brown, Independent – 1086
Braden Davy, Scottish Conservative & Unionist – 1333
Lynne Devine, SNP – 974
Ed McAdam, Labour – 198
Ian McLaren, Independent – 808
Glennis Middleton, SNP – 578
Ian Whyte, Independent – 432
Turnout – 47.1%, total votes cast – 5523