Nicola Sturgeon loans press chief to Police Scotland 08 Mar 2016
Fiona Wilson, the Scottish Government’s head of news, will move to Police Scotland next week to start a six-month secondment as communications chief with the hope of turning round some of its negative publicity
The move comes after Phil Gormley replaced Sir Stephen House as chief constable following a series of controversies culminating in the M9 crash scandal.
Criticism of Police Scotland reached fever pitch after officers took three days to respond to a report of a crashed vehicle by the side of the motorway.
The force also faced intense criticism over Sir Stephen’s high-handed response to concerns raised about the excessive use of stop-and-search powers, spying on a journalist’s sources and the deployment of armed officers on routine patrols. READ IN FULL