Fairly significant developments up in Aberdeenshire Council being reported this morning ... see the Scotsman article here; and BBC Scotland coverage here.
I've blogged about Martin Ford before - and can only assume he's made a very difficult decision after considerable thought. Shame he didn't do a 'Katie Moffat' :-)
... more seriously, it adds to a growing list of potentially significant changes in Council control since May 2007 - think the rest are encapsulated in this earlier post?
And it does look like Aberdeenshire is now in a fairly similar position to Edinburgh, with all key decisions going to be dependant on the casting vote of the Lord Provost.
Warning to Aberdeenshire - believe me, it's not a good way to do business :-((