Scottish council strike sparks disruption
Local services in Scotland, such as rubbish collections and the ferries, have been suspended as thousands of council workers have staged a walk-out over their pay.
Up to 150,000 members of the GMB, Unite and Unison unions joined the dispute across the country after rejecting a 2.5% pay deal over three years.
The local government umbrella group Cosla said it was willing to meet with unions to discuss the dispute.
Scottish ministers urged both sides to resolve the matter.
Industrial action was taking place across the Scotland, although the level of disruption differed between council areas.
While teachers are not participating in the strike, many schools are closed, along with libraries and day care centres.
School buses, school dinners and meals on wheels have also been hit in some areas.
Leaflets will also be distributed, but it's unclear at this time what exactly will happen after the 24 hour period ends.