THE chief executive of Stirling Council has resigned from the role after four years in the post.

Stewart Carruth has advised officials of his decision, effective from tomorrow.

He joined the council in August 2013 as depute chief executive and progressed to chief executive the following year.

Stewart said: "It has been an enormous privilege to serve the council and the communities of Stirling.

"I have relished the opportunity to work with and learn from many excellent colleagues and the wider dedicated workforce. 

"I have been very fortunate to work with our elected members and partners to help shape the future of the Stirling area, which means so much to me and my family.

“I am proud of what we have achieved together in changing the landscape and reputation of the area during that time, from the Stirling City Commission, CivTech, City Fibre, Founders 4 Schools, Reimagining the City Centre, Digital Hub and of course securing the City Region Deal for Stirling and Clackmannanshire.

"I wish all staff every success in the future and look forward to seeing the many projects and plans now in place come to fruition during the coming years.”

Cllr Scott Farmer, leader of Stirling Council, added: “I would like to thank Stewart for all his hard work as chief executive. 

"He is leaving the council ready and looking forward to embracing the challenges of the future.  I and my fellow councillors, wish Stewart every success for the future.”

Carol Beattie, depute chief executive, will take up the position of interim chief executive with immediate effect.