Clan Cameron chief’s heir to lead Tory fight against any second Scottish independence referendum

Donald Cameron MSP, pictured, who is the new shadow health secretary for the Scottish Conservatives at Holyrood. Photograph: Wullie Marr/DEADLINE NEWS. NO F34 Donald Cameron MSP 2
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Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross has appointed Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron  to the role of Shadow Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, External Affairs and Culture.

Mr Cameron was appointed to the new role in a post-election reshuffle by Mr Ross, and will lead the party’s work in opposing plans for a second independence referendum.

The MSP is the son and heir of Donald Cameron of Lochiel, the 27th chief of Clan Cameron, who lives at the family home of Achncarry Castle in Lochaber.

Mr Cameron said: ‘The Scottish Conservative position is very clear: recovery from the impact of the pandemic must come before any other consideration.

‘Getting our country back on its feet will require a united national effort and a laser-like focus on jobs and livelihoods.

‘Unfortunately, the SNP are already making moves that would divide Scotland into two bitterly opposed camps on the constitution.

‘We simply cannot allow that to happen and the Scottish Conservatives will do everything possible to prevent it.

‘Far better, surely, for the  SNP to work with the UK Government, build on the success of the vaccination programme  and deliver the economic recovery that our people so badly need.’