Nicola Sturgeon Pulls out of Edinburgh Science Climate Event – Nicola Sturgeon, the ex-Scottish first minister, has withdrawn from a climate crisis event while her husband is under investigation by the police for the Scottish National party’s financial conduct. The event was a discussion with Patricia Espinosa, a Mexican diplomat and former chair of the UN framework convention on climate change, at the Edinburgh Science festival.
On Wednesday morning, Peter Murrell, aged 58, was taken into custody regarding a Police Scotland inquiry into the utilization of roughly £600,000 that had been designated for campaigning for Scottish independence. He was released from custody on Wednesday evening “pending further investigation.” Police remained outside the home of Sturgeon and Murrell on Thursday.
Nicola Sturgeon decided to cancel her scheduled participation in the climate crisis event, as reported by her spokesperson, to ensure that the primary focus of the event remained on addressing the critical issue of the climate emergency. Meanwhile, in response to her husband Peter Murrell’s arrest, the ex-Scottish first minister stated through a spokesperson that she would be willing to provide full cooperation if requested by the police.
An Edinburgh Science spokesperson said: “While Nicola Sturgeon MSP is no longer attending our Climate of Change event, we are thrilled to be welcoming MSP Màiri McAllan, cabinet secretary for net zero and just transition, who will join ambassador Patricia Espinosa for this vital conversation.” “The Edinburgh Science festival has been proudly programming events such as these which highlight and inspire people of all ages and all backgrounds to action on our climate emergency for many years.” “We look forward to welcoming our audiences to this insightful and inspiring discussion.”