North-east Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald has urged Justice Secretary Michael Matheson, to clarify his claim that all 999 and 101 calls currently dealt with in Aberdeen will be handled at Bilston Glen in Edinburgh.
Mr Macdonald is concerned about the prospect of police control rooms in Inverness and the Granite City being closed and their responsibilities transferred to the central belt.
And he wrote to Mr Matheson yesterday asking for clarity.
Mr Macdonald said last night: “The comments by Michael Matheson appear to be the first admission by SNP ministers that there will be no 999 or 101 calls taken at the new facility in Dundee.
“It also appears to be the first time ministers have said that calls presently made to Aberdeen would be answered in Edinburgh under current Scottish Government plans.”
However, Mr Matheson has denied any final decision has been taken on the future of control rooms in the north east.
He said: “As I have outlined to Mr Macdonald in the past, there are now significant safeguards in place before any further changes can occur to the call-handling system, such as the moving of the Aberdeen call-handling system to Bilston Glen.
“Those measures have been put in place to ensure there is a consistent approach in how Police Scotland handles the matter and that the public continue to receive a high-quality service from Police Scotland.”