Musselburgh’s MSP has welcomed the passing of a legal pardon for miners convicted of offences relating to the 1984/85 miners’ strike.

The Scottish Parliament recently unanimously supported the Miners’ Strike (Pardons) (Scotland) Bill.

A pardon will apply automatically.

Colin Beattie, said: “The bill brings justice to those who have faced stigma, wipes out the stain of law breaking for so many decent miners who were simply caught up in the unholy mess. This is why it is so important.”