TWO recently-elected Conservative councillors in Stirling have been suspended by the party in the wake of offensive posts on social media.

Alastair Majury and Robert Davies are being investigated by the Scottish Conservatives over their comments, which emerged shortly after the pair won seats in the Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, and Forth and Endrick wards, respectively.

Police Scotland has also received a report of comments made on social media by Mr Davies.

Cllr Davies has been accused of sending racist posts from a Twitter account in 2013 which was subsequently deleted.

The Scottish Catholic Observer reported that anaccount previously used by Mr Majury under the name @Mulder1981 made reference to Tarriers' a historically derogatory name for Catholics.

A Scottish Conservatives spokesman said: "Both councillors have been suspended from the party pending an investigation."

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Police in Forth Valley can confirm that a report of offensive communications on social media was received on Wednesday May 10 and inquires are ongoing."