David Frost is to leave his role on the Scottish Government's advisory council on Europe and will join Boris Johnson's team with a senior foreign affairs role.
Mr Frost will also step down from his role as chief executive of the Scottish Whisky Association (SWA). It is understood that SWA deputy chief executive Julie Hesketh-Laird will assume Mr Frost's role until a new chief executive is appointed.
Mr Frost was one of a group of experts assembled by Nicola Sturgeon in the aftermath of the Brexit vote. Mr Frost had previously urged the UK government "to bring clarity to the transition to Brexit as soon as possible".
David Frost starts his new role with Boris Johnson on 4th November.
Kirsty Blackman: “I don’t think most folk in their daily lives give two hoots about whether Scotland is a member of the union. The constitutional issues are not the biggest concern for an awful lot of people and, in fact, I very rarely talk about Scottish independence in the chamber, because I talk about things that matter to the people of Aberdeen."
It is being reported that Serena Cowdy, the woman allegedly involved in a love triangle with Stewart Hosie and SNP MP Angus MacNeil, is to marry Hosie after a Christmas proposal.
Serena Cowdy, 36, reportedly had affairs with MacNeil and Hosie - which led to both mens marriages coming to an end. Stewart Hosie was married to Shona Robison.
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