Depute takes on provost role for now

Dalkeith councillor Margot Russell (Lab)
Dalkeith councillor Margot Russell (Lab)

Midlothian’s depute provost Margot Russell will take over the provost’s role temporarily following the sudden death of Councillor Adam Montgomery.

Councillors agreed at the full council meeting last week to appoint Councillor Russell until the vacancy is filled at the next full council meeting on March 27.

In the meantime, the depute provost’s post will remain vacant.