Children 1st comment on Derek Mackay’s resignation

Mary Glasgow, Chief Executive, Children 1st, Scotland’s national children’s charity said: "By resigning, Derek Mackay has acknowledged that his behaviour was inappropriate.

"Children 1st has always been clear that children and young people are vulnerable in situations where there is a significant difference in age, power and status between them and another person.

"Society should recognise by now that it is never acceptable to exploit that vulnerability."