The co-leader of Fife Council is among four councillors to have their achievements celebrated after being nominated for a national award.
SNP councillor David Alexander, co leader of the Fife administration, joins fellow Nationalist councillors Fay Sinclair, Ross Vettraino and David Barratt who have been shortlisted Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) Scotland 2019 Councillor Awards.
Mr Alexander is up for a lifetime contribution award, as well as being shortlisted for the Leader of the Year category.
Ms Sinclair is nominated for Education Champion category, Mr Vettraino for Environmental Impact and Mr Barratt shortlisted on the new Councillor of the Year category.
Now it its second year, the Councillor Awards showcase the best of local government and are the only national awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of individual councillors across Scotland.
Mr Alexander said: “When I heard there were nominations I had a sneaky feeling one would be for longevity as I’m in my 34th year as a councillor.
“Regarding the nomination for leader of the year, it’s hard not to say that my role in Fife is actually co-leader.
“I’m more delighted at the number of Fife councillors who have been nominated.”
Ms Sinclair said: “With three young sons myself, I’m really passionate about making sure we have the best possible education and early learning opportunities in Fife. It’s a hugely exciting time to be involved in education locally.”
Mr Vettraino, has been shortlisted because of his expertise in waste management and heading up the council’s policy to eliminate its dependence on single use plastics.
The winners will be decided by a panel of judges and announced at a ceremony on Thursday November 28 at Edinburgh City Chambers.