An SNP member who was recently criticised for making derogatory remarks about soft play centres has landed a new job with a north-east MSP.
Kat Cary, who apologised last month after tweeting that the indoor children’s play centres were “over-priced” and “disease-ridden”, is understood to have been hired as a caseworker for Karen Adam, the MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast.
Her comments caused controversy at a time when the soft play sector was raising concerns about lockdown restrictions which stopped many from reopening.
As Kat made clear at the time, her tweet was intended to be tongue-in-cheek but accepted it was insensitive and she has apologised.”
Ms Cary, the women’s officer at the Edinburgh Central SNP branch, tweeted: “Stay closed forever you over-priced, disease-ridden, wreaking-of-p**s nightmare of a children’s birthday party venue.”
The SNP distanced itself from the remarks at the time, with a party source telling The Sun: “These are not the views of the SNP.”
The comments were criticised by the Scottish Softplay owners group, which said it was “disgusted”.
Ms Cary apologised at the time, saying: “My tweet was intended to be tongue-in-cheek after a bad experience, but it was misguided and insensitive.
“I have deleted the tweet and I am sorry for offence caused.”
A spokesman for Ms Adam said: “As Kat made clear at the time, her tweet was intended to be tongue-in-cheek but accepted it was insensitive and she has apologised.”