Police officers and staff play a vital role in keeping us safe. But we know that the formation of the SNP’s single police force has caused real difficulties.
The flimsy evidence provided by the Culture Secretary over funding for T in the Park has left MSPs on the Holyrood Culture Committee feeling thoroughly frustrated.
Not a single one of the substantive questions on the issue was answered by the Cabinet Secretary for Culture. Her stonewalling follows the release of more than 600 pages of heavily redacted documents hours before she came to committee. It would have left too little time for proper scrutiny had there been any real detail left to scrutinise.
Earlier this year I led a summit which brought together medical professionals, NHS management, charities and campaigners to discuss the serious challenges facing mental health services in Scotland.
And we should be clear: the challenges we face are substantial.