Scotland’s former chief medical officer will receive no severance payment following her resignation.
Dr Catherine Calderwood quit her job after flouting her own advice and twice visiting her holiday home in Fife’s East Neuk.
During the Scottish Government televised daily updates she advised the public to stay at home during the coronavirus lockdown to protect the NHS and save lives.
Dr Calderwood stepped down on Sunday night amid criticism after photographs of her and her family out in Earlsferry were published by The Scottish Sun last weekend.
She was also issued with a police warning for her conduct, having travelled from her home in Edinburgh to her retreat in the coastal village.
A Scottish Government spokesperson said: “Catherine Calderwood has resigned from her secondment to the Scottish Government from NHS Lothian and no severance payment is due.”
By contrast former finance minister Derek Mackay was entitled to a £12,000 severance payment after stepping down as a minister in February.
He quit after it was revealed he had sent inappropriate messages to a 16-year-old boy.
Dr Calderwood was initially backed by Nicola Sturgeon to remain in her role.
However, after further conversations with the First Minister she resigned “with a heavy heart”, stating that the focus on her behaviour risked becoming a distraction from the job of getting the country through the coronavirus pandemic.
Ms Sturgeon said the doctor’s message over the previous weeks to stay at home had been the right advice and that the her “mistake” made risked distracting from and undermining confidence in the government’s public health message.
Dr Calderwood was succeeded by interim chief medical officer Dr Gregor Smith.
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