Sturgeon appoints McCaig special adviser
Former Aberdeen South MP Callum McCaig has been appointed as a special adviser for First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
Mr McCaig is a former SNP councillor and was elected to Westminster in 2015 but lost his job in May’s snap election after just two years.
A Labour source said the appointment would raise eyebrows.
He said: “Having been rejected by voters, the public will be surprised to learn that Callum McCaig is now on the first minister’s pay roll – along with Stewart Maxwell, who was also rejected by voters.
“Now he is no longer an MP and freed from the party’s rules that ban dissent in public, hopefully he will tell Nicola Sturgeon that she must stop passing on Tory austerity.”
Mr McCaig, who brings the number of advisers to 14, said on social media: “Good first week in the new job... focusing on finance and local government.”