Want to read more?
We value our content and access to our full site is only available on subscription. Your subscription entitles you to 7-day-a-week access to our website, plus a full digital copy of that week’s paper to read on your pc/mac or mobile device In addition your subscription includes access to digital archive copies from 2006 onwards.
technical support? Click here
Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has been handed the health portfolio in the new shadow cabinet.
It follows a reshuffle across the opposition ranks by new Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross.
Mr Cameron said he was ‘humbled and proud’.
‘It is a very great honour to have been entrusted with this position, particularly at such a critical time as the NHS and our communities continue to grapple with the covid-19 pandemic.
‘Our NHS staff have done such an amazing job since the onset of the emergency and it is humbling to be the chief opposition spokesman in the Scottish Parliament, doing my best to represent them and their patients, and ensure that the vital issues affecting the health service are scrutinised in a proper and responsible manner.’
‘As we move towards the Scottish Parliament elections, I look forward to ensuring that our manifesto proposes an even more effective and responsive health service for the future.’