A new leader and depute leader have been elected this afternoon for Midlothian Council.
Cllr Bob Constable is now the leader, with Cllr Owen Thompson the deputy following a meeting of the SNP-independent controlled council in Dalkeith.
Cllr Constable said:"I feel very privileged to have been elected to the leadership of this historic council. I shall endeavour to the best of my abilities to justify the trust placed in me. I intend my leadership to be inclusive across the political divide and will always listen to ideas and suggestions whereever they come from."
Cllr Thompson said: "I have worked with Bob for a number of years now and relish the opportunity for us to take forward the policy agenda our party set out in May's election. Bob and I are looking forward to the challenges we will face in moving the council forward."