Holyrood’s newest MSP has been sworn in.
Jayne Baxter took the solemn affirmation, a secular version of the oath, in front of her new colleagues as a representative for Mid Scotland and Fife.
She replaces John Park, who left last week for a senior post in the trade union movement.
As the next Labour candidate on the regional list for the 2011 elections, Ms Baxter was automatically appointed to the seat without a by-election.
The Fife councillor was a UK parliamentary assistant to former prime minister Gordon Brown’s Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency.