Dr Aileen McLeod: Goodbye, and Good Riddance

Get Off YOUR Land!

Get Off YOUR Land!

Although Thursdays Scottish Parliament election saw a number of surprises, one in particular caught my eye. You may have missed it in all the coverage of the “apparent” Tory victory, but one result did catch my eye. The Environment Minister Dr Eileen McLeod failed to win the seat in Galloway and West Dumfries. For some reason Dr McLeod was only placed 6th on her party list, perhaps out of expectation of winning the seat, and with the Tories winning she became one of the few MSP’s who haven’t been able to gain protection from the list safety net. Dr McLeod was, as you may remember, the SNP Environment Minister who approved the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park plan to criminalise wild camping in many areas of the National Park. With all that free time on her hands she should be able to enjoy herself in the great outdoors, so long as she doesn’t try to camp on those Bonnie, Bonnie Banks…

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