Councillor George Adam has been elected as the new Lord Provost for Aberdeen.
The Hilton and Stockethill representative said he was “honoured” to accept the position.
He will replace Liberal Democrat Peter Stephen who opted not to stand at this year’s council elections.
Conservative councillor Alan Donnelly nominated Mr Adam for the prestigious post and received unanimous support from members at Aberdeen Town House.
The new Lord Provost said he was delighted to accept the “exciting role”.
He added: “I will carry out the duties to the best of my ability and only time will tell if I can live up to the high standards set by previous Lord Provosts.
“I'd like to pay tribute to my predecessor Peter Stephen for his exceptional service. He worked tirelessly and his wife Sandra carried out her duties as Lady Provost with good humour and professionalism.
“I welcome back my experienced colleagues to the chamber and also welcome the 17 new members. Enjoy your time in office and remember you are here for the people you represent and not yourselves.”
Former Lord Provost John Reynolds, who left the Liberal Democrats to stand as an independent at the recent elections, was elected as depute provost.
Labour’s Barney Crockett was named council leader and Marie Boulton, leader of the Independent Alliance Group, will be depute council leader.
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