Humza Yousaf caught driving by police without proper insurance cover

  • Alfie Baron
In another embarrassing episode for the SNP Transport Minister Humza Yousaf has been caught driving a friend's car without the proper insurance.

After stopping Humza Yousaf on the A835 between Inverness and Ullapool a routine check by police officers highlighted the offence. It appears Humza Yousaf was only permitted to drive his own car under his insurance cover.

Humza Yousaf's excuse is believed to be that it was an oversight after a split with his wife.

Mr Yousaf said: "I believed I was in possession of fully comprehensive insurance, not just for my own car, and as such that I was insured to drive vehicles other than my own.

"If I had had even the slightest doubt about my insurance I would not have driven the car.

"However I remained insured to drive my own car at all times throughout."

Humza Yousaf continued: "This was an honest mistake, and an embarrassing one for me personally - however it underlines the importance of being properly insured at all times.

"I hope my example reminds others to check their insurance and I remain committed to my work to improve Scotland's transport system for everyone."

Humza Yousaf has said he'll accept the penalty.

Scottish Conservative deputy leader Jackson Carlaw said: "We don't believe this is a resignation matter.

"Anyone could have found themselves in this situation, due process has been followed, Mr Yousaf himself has apologised, and we should move on."
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.