Bill Walker MSP has been arrested and charged by police after an investigation into claims of domestic assault.
The 70-year-old, who was elected to the Scottish Parliament in May 2011, was arrested at his home in Kincardineshire on Wednesday.
He was charged following a probe into allegations made against him relating to domestic abuse.
It is understood he will appear at Dunfermline Sheriff Court in July.
A spokesman for Fife Constabulary said: "Officers have arrested and charged a 70-year-old man from Fife after an investigation into allegations of domestic assault."
A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.
Mr Walker said he was "pleased" to have been interviewed by police on Wednesday and that he "co-operated fully with their enquiries".
He will continue to serve as an MSP, he said.
He added: "There are serious questions to be put to those accusing me but this will be done in the proper legal forum. I look forward to facing my accusers in court. Obviously, as these matters are now in the hands of the judicial system, there will be no further comment by me."
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