Commenting on news that former Scottish Government Minister Sam Galbraith has passed away, Lord Jim Wallace said:
“I am very saddened to learn of Sam Galbraith’s death.
“As a colleague in Scotland’s first government after devolution, I got to know Sam as a man whose robust opinions commanded respect and whose judgement I could readily trust. His resilience in tackling his health challenges matched the commitment he showed to public service, throughout his life.
“It was a privilege to work alongside him in coalition, and I very much wish to recognise the significant contribution he made, in helping our fledgling Parliament to mature and work well for Scotland.
“My thoughts and condolences are very much with his family, as they mourn his loss.”