Fife Police are investigating vile comments about respected former MSP Margo MacDonald and sinister threats against her husband and former SNP deputy leader Jim Sillars.
One of the handwritten threats, scrawled on paper and posted through the door of a Yes Scotland campaign office in Rosyth, said: “Tell Sillars to stay out of west Fife if he values his health.”
The message also slandered the name of Mr Sillars’ late wife, respected former MSP Margo MacDonald, who died on April 4, aged 70, after suffering from Parkinson’s for many years. The message said: “Thank F*** Margo the Mouth is dead”.
Police confirmed they are looking into the incidents.
Mr Sillars, who has campaigned in Rosyth, described whoever was responsible as “nutcases” and said he had “no intention of staying out of any part of Scotland”.
He told The Courier: “I never worry about what anyone says about Margo or me. It’s water off a duck’s back.”
Supporters on both sides of the debate condemned the abusive comments against Mr Sillars and urged positive and clean campaigning on both sides.
The offending leaflets were posted through the door of the Yes campaign office in Admiralty Road, Rosyth.
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