Illicit devices seized at HMP Grampian

The Press and Journal report on new figures that show 114 illicit devices have been seized from prisoners at HMP Grampian since it opened four years ago.

Views sought on emergency services

The Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee, which I am a member of, is calling for views on the legislation that created Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. 

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 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.”