David Frost quits the Scottish Government's advisory council on Europe

  • Alfie Baron
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.
SNP MSP Mark McDonald quits SNP in Sleaze Investigation
  • Alfie Baron

Aberdeen Donside MSP Mark McDonald has quit the Scottish National Party (SNP).

His resignations follows allegations of misconduct against at least two women.

McDonald resigned from the SNP with immediate effect - but will remain as an Independent MSP.