Many of Aberdeenshire's community councils are ready to welcome new faces to their meetings.
Aberdeenshire Council and its partners are continuing to raise awareness of young carers so they can receive support they need.
The Conservatives took just 211 votes more in the regional than the SNP with labour in third place.
Newly elected SNP MSP Karen Adam expressed her thoughts on her new role.
Karen Adam takes the seat but sees the SNP's majority reduced from over 6000 to 772.
Banff and Buchan will be the first are called, with regional north-east votes being tallied over Friday and Saturday.
The local authority is backing a national campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of fostering.
Councillors will be asked to approve plans which will see a reduced provision of facilities for the town.
The walks are being delivered from the doorsteps of sports centres in a bid to adapt to Covid-19 restrictions and boost local walking programmes.
The outcome of a review of children’s care in Scotland and the council's progress on delivering its aims have been presented to councillors.
Councillors considered that the plan which has already seen a similar one refused on appeal, was overtly technical in nature.