David Clark left Shetland Islands Council in February
The departure of Shetland Islands Council's chief executive cost the local authority more than £300,000, it has been revealed.
The figure is in a critical Audit Scotland's report into the running of the island authority, in the wake of David Clark leaving his post.
Audit Scotland said it was of serious concern such a significant sum was spent to settle the case.
Councillor Jonathan Wills has called for a public inquiry.
The decision to pay Mr Clark off caused local uproar earlier this year.