MacAskill on defensive over 999 centre cuts

By Jane Candlish

Published: 01/02/2014

Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill yesterday defended the decision to close police and fire control rooms in Inverness as he visited the north to give more details about the future of the services.

But he sidestepped concerns over a lack of public consultation over the controversial proposals.

Existing staff from the police control room in Inverness will be given the opportunity to transfer to a new national information centre, being set up in the city to provide support for officers across the country.

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