It is disgraceful, but not surprising, given that in the two-year run-up to the referendum the governance of Scotland ran a poor second-place to the all-important independence campaign.
In any other employment, pursuing private interests on the company time would result in dismissal.
One interesting point emerged from your report revealing the secret intentions of the SNP hopefuls in the Midlothian candidate’s statement that “No” actually means “not yet”.
As he was presumably a Yes voter he is hypothesising from the heady realms of cloud-cuckoo land, because, speaking as a No voter, No really means No, and that’s the truth of it.
Walter J Allan
Colinton Mains Drive