Former Banff and Buchan MP Sir Albert McQuarrie has died.
Sir Albert was the MP for East Aberdeenshire and then Banff and Buchan from 1979 until 1987. He was beaten in the 1987 general election by Alex Salmond.
On hearing of the death of Sir Albert Mr Salmond said
Sir Albert was my predecessor in Banff and Buchan constituency before 1987.
We enjoyed some fierce political debates, as worthy opponents should.
He revelled in his title of the ‘Buchan Bulldog’ and will be much missed, obviously friends and family, but also the wider political and public life in Scotland.
Sir Albert was 98