The leader of the Scottish Conservatives has apologised for missing a VJ Day commemoration to work as a linesman at a football match.
Douglas Ross, who was appointed to the role earlier this month following the resignation of Jackson Carlaw, said it was “wrong” of him to reject the invitation in his Moray constituency.
He instead served as a linesman at the Kilmarnock v St Johnstone match on Saturday.
Mr Ross has now pledged to donate his match fee, believed to be around £445, to the Help for Heroes charity.
The MP said: “I made an error of judgement here and apologise to any veteran who was offended.”
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