The body of a man found in an Aberdeen flat may have lain undiscovered for almost a year.
A council team had gone to Roslin Street for an eviction
A council rent management team found the body in the flat in the city's Roslin Street on Tuesday.
The BBC Scotland news website understands the last known sighting of the man was about August last year.
Aberdeen City Council said the team had gone to the flat to carry out an eviction. There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances.
Local councillor Andrew May said he would ideally like a system to identify and offer help to at-risk people living alone - but admitted it was probably not possible.
He told BBC Scotland: "The problem is if someone makes a lifestyle choice to not be part of a community.
"It would not matter how community-minded people were."