>We are very lucky to have 3 such strong candidates for the leadership in Scotland. All of them have their qualities, however I think Ross is best placed to take us forward up here.
He is very wise, excellent with people whether it’s chatting on a one to one basis in the street or talking to a hall full, he’s capable of listening and knows and respects the Party. He has a proven track record as a Minister – he mastered the rural affairs brief easily and was commended for his performance during Foot and Mouth. I think he is simply the best Minister, bar no-one, we have had in Holyrood so far.
He has credibility, experience and judgment I can trust. I think he’d be a superb leader of our party.