LAST week, I was delighted to be invited to visit Drummohr Care Home in Wallyford.

Operated by HC-One, Drummohr is home to around 60 elderly residents and offers nursing and dementia care.

I was impressed by the exceptional compassion, unwavering professionalism and kindness displayed by the care home staff. Their dedication to providing quality care for the elderly residents was clear to see, creating a warm and supportive environment fostering a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Scotland is facing a significant demographic shift with a growing ageing population. The good news is that life expectancy has been increasing and is forecast to grow further. The number of people aged 65 and over is projected to grow by 30 per cent by mid-2045. In East Lothian alone, the over-75 population has been forecast to grow by a massive 33 per cent in the 10-year period leading to 2028.

The care home sector in regions like East Lothian is of paramount importance in light of the ageing population. Ensuring that our elderly citizens receive the care and support they deserve is not only a moral obligation but also a strategic imperative for a healthier and more compassionate Scotland.

I have watched on with disdain the incendiary remarks of the now ex-Home Secretary Suella Braverman. How she remained as Home Secretary for so long beggars belief.

At a time when the UK Government needs to be relied on to support our services and promote peace and stability, her main role has been to undermine the police and to inflame tensions.

Now Rishi Sunak has brought back the architect of Brexit, David Cameron, as Foreign Secretary. Despite having 350 MPs to choose from, Cameron assumes one of the top three roles in the UK Government while not elected as an MP in the House of Commons or having been in the House of Lords.

It is a desperate appointment from a failed Tory Government.