A local authority has become the only one in Scotland to cut its council tax.
Stirling Council agreed to the 1% cut which takes the average band D levy down from £1,209 to £1,197.
The decision to shave £12 a month off the average household bill was taken as councillors passed the 2012-13 budget at their second attempt.
Last week the council failed to reach agreement on the £214.51 million budget, prompting further discussions at the SNP-led authority.
The cut, put forward jointly by Labour and Conservatives, comes into effect from April 1.
The Scottish Government has offered funds to local authorities since 2007, in return for them freezing their council tax levels.