A Scottish Borders councillor has resigned from his role as Chairman of the Planning Committee after a hearing found he breached the code of conduct.
Ron Smith stepped down from that role and also the role of Executive Member for Planning and Environment.
He failed to declare a non-financial interest in relation to a planning application during a meeting.
Councillor Nathaniel Buckingham, who represents the Tweeddale West ward, has announced his resignation from Scottish Borders Council (SBC).
Councillor Buckingham, who is a member of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, became a Councillor in May 2012 and will stand down from his position on Monday 29th July.