Labour leader Johann Lamont has led the tributes to a long-serving councillor who died while on holiday abroad.
Tom Maginnis, a member of North Lanarkshire Council, is said to have died suddenly. The 68-year-old, from Coatbridge, was reported to have died on Thursday while on a family break in Tenerife.
Ms Lamont described Mr Maginnis, who had been a Labour councillor for almost 20 years, as "a well-liked and respected colleague who was totally committed to serving the people of Coatbridge".
She added: "I was saddened to hear this tragic news and send my condolences to Tom's wife Mary, his daughters and the rest of the family at this difficult time."
Mr Maginnis represented the Coatbridge West area and was the council's convener of regeneration and infrastructure services.
Elaine Smith, the Labour MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, said: "Tom Maginnis was not only a hard-working, committed councillor but he was also a personal friend and mentor.
"I'm shocked and saddened to hear of his sudden death and my thoughts and prayers are with Mary and the family."
North Lanarkshire provost Jim Robertson described him as a "wonderful person, a real man of the people and an outstanding councillor".
Council leader councillor Jim McCabe also paid tribute and said: "I am deeply saddened to hear of Tom's death. He was a true friend and colleague, and I am proud to have known and worked with him for 17 years."
Councillor David Stocks, the leader of the authority's SNP group, said: "Tom was a great guy and although we disagreed politically, I respected his opinions and welcomed his advice. We shared many good times and enjoyed a laugh together."