NAIRN will be holding a council by-election after one of its representatives resigned.
Councillor for Nairn Colin Macaulay (SNP) stands down with effect from March 15 and a by-election will be held to elect a new member on May 7.
Mr Macaulay has been a councillor for the town since 2012 but is standing down due to health reasons.
He said: "I’ve had problems with my back and I also had to have a major operation last year.
"It means I wouldn’t be able to give 100 per cent and the people of Nairn deserve 100 per cent."
Nairn is a four-member ward, and the other members are councillor Laurie Fraser (Independent), councillor Michael Green (Independent) and councillor Liz MacDonald (SNP).