Statement | Alistair Darling

A statement on the passing of former Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling.

Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie said: “The passing of Alistair Darling is a significant loss which will be felt by all those who were lucky enough to have encountered him during what really was a lifetime of public service.

“His career was influential not just on Scottish and UK politics, but also on the global stage. As Chancellor, he took on a huge responsibility at a time of extraordinary crisis, and he earned respect which went far beyond his colleagues in the Labour Party.

“Our thoughts are most especially with his family, friends and colleagues as they come to terms with their loss."