Holyrood politician on the beat in Gorebridge

MSP Christine Grahame on the night shift with Gorebridge police officers
MSP Christine Grahame on the night shift with Gorebridge police officers

Midlothian South MSP Christine Grahame was out on patrol with Gorebridge Police last Friday night into early Saturday morning.

This was a follow-up visit after Ms Grahame met Community Police Officer PC Keith McQuaid recently to discuss policing in the area.

She said: “As part of keeping in touch as constituency MSP and chair of both justice and the sub-committee on policing now that we have a single police force, I decided the best way to see what the police face was to accompany them on a night shift.

“I spoke to constables and probationers as well as the superintendent, and learned of issues facing them. I sat through the night’s briefing then went out in a patrol car.

“It was a quiet night, probably due to the weather but informative nonetheless and I hope to return for another stint in six months.”