Minister questioned over Ash dieback plans

Scotland's environment minister will update MSPs today on the action being taken to halt the spread of the disease threatening to destroy ash trees across the UK.

Paul Wheelhouse held a summit held earlier this month to look at ways of controlling Chalara ash dieback.

14 infected sites were confirmed across Scotland including Eyemouth in the borders and Dalbeattie Town Wood in Dumfries and Galloway.

Commenting ahead of today's committee meeting, Mr Wheelhouse said:

"The Scottish stakeholder summit on November 13 was attended by a wide range of bodies and a number of useful and positive suggestions were put forward for further consideration."

– Paul Wheelhouse MSP