The Scottish Green Party candidate in the Dunfermline by-election is thanking supporters following a positive and constructive campaign.
27 year old Zara Kitson, an organiser of So Say Scotland and a member of National Collective, said:
"I'd like to thank the many activists and supporters who gave me such strong backing during the campaign. As a grassroots party Scottish Greens are not backed by wealthy individuals or corporate interests but we didn't shrink from the fight.
"By listening to the people of Dunfermline and the West Fife villages I was able to campaign on issues of importance to local people, from the bedroom tax and school closures to energy bills and fan ownership of the Pars. I wish Cara Hilton well as the new MSP and look forward to seeing Green support in the region continue to grow."
Patrick Harvie MSP, Co-convener of the Scottish Greens, said:
"Zara is definitely one to watch. Her incredibly positive and constructive campaign switched people on to the full range of Green policies. We look forward to building on the good work of Zara and her team in the region in the months and years ahead."