13th November 2018
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Unacceptable language (Iain Malcolmson)

I write in response to the letter from Alistair Christie-Henry.

As the convener of the Shetland SNP branch, I can confirm that this email was sent from a personal account. Critically, it is not an official SNP correspondence and not representative of the views of the branch. The language used in this email was unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

Of course, we believe that the conduct and the voting record of our current MP should be held to account. However, the SNP in Shetland will continue with a positive campaign in this General Election, which concentrates on the issues that really matter to the people of Orkney and Shetland.

Iain Malcolmson
Convener, Shetland SNP
Main Street,


  1. James J Paton

    Splendid Iain, very glad of clarification and affirmation
    Thank you.
    Best regards

  2. Ian Tinkler

    Iain Malcolmson, Convener, Shetland SNP. The letter you refer to is typical SNP. I have been trolled by far, far worse, including this gem during the recent council elections, “get a life? lol your life’s about over ya arrogant ba$+@%d. (edited for decency).”!
    For information, the letter Ian Malcomson finds objectionable is from the former Shetland branch convener Charlie Gallagher. A claimed personal friend of Alex Salmons and very close associate of Nicola Sturgeon! https://twitter.com/auldrock

    • John Tulloch

      Indeed Ian. Mr Gallagher signed off the email in question as:

      “SNP Shetland Branch
      Executive Committee Member”

    • Ian Leask

      Tut Tut Tinker-Bell


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