MSP in bid to move off list

LOTHIANS list MSP Gavin Brown is to be Tory candidate for the new Edinburgh Southern constituency at next year's Scottish Parliament elections.

He fought Edinburgh South in 2007, was fourth, but was elected from the top-up list.

He saw off competition from former European candidate Belinda Don; Cameron Buchanan, a member of the Tories' Scottish executive; and Iain McGill, who stood in Edinburgh North and Leith at last month's general election.