Local News

North-east fraud lawyer to give lecture on how to “access funds”

The Press and Journal report that a north-east lawyer who was jailed for carrying out a £50,000 legal aid fraud has been recruited by a charity to give a lecture on how to “access funds.” Mark Strachan was jailed for two years after being found guilty of 341 separate frauds against the Scottish L

Weekly Update

A summary of my time in Parliament this week.

Slip road to close for Aberdeen bypass work

The Press and Journal report that the Findon northbound merge onto the A90 main carriageway will be unavailable from around 8pm on Friday until 6am on Monday, according to Transport Scotland.

Potholes on A90

TheCourier.co.uk report that dozens of drivers suffered punctured tyres and buckled alloys on Monday night on the A90 Aberdeen to Dundee road, near Laurencekirk. Thankfully, BEAR Scotland has now temporarily repaired the road, with a permanent solution being implemented soon.

Mark McDonald MSP refuses to resign

The Evening Express report on the resignation of Mark McDonald MSP from the SNP, but that he has refused to resign as an MSP.

Liam said: “The big question remaining is why he feels he can continue to represent the Aberdeen Donside area but cannot continue to represent the SNP.”

Hundreds of complaints made about police conduct across Tayside

The Dundee Evening Telegraph report on new figures that show 410 allegations of misconduct have been made against police officers in Tayside over the past four years. Of those complaints, 266 were upheld — with three officers “dismissed without notice” for their conduct.

Dozens of local police officers declare second jobs

The Dundee Evening Telegraph reveal that 66 local Police Officers in Tayside have second jobs or other business interests. The majority are constables who work in photography, construction, coaching, retail and refereeing, compete in football and golf and volunteer for good causes.