SNP MSP Ben Macpherson has had his constituency office vandalised in an incident which he has reported to police.

The MSP for Edinburgh Northern and Leith took to Twitter/X to say he had been left “frustrated” by the incident.

He said: “It is frustrating that my constituency office has been vandalised in this way. These sorts of acts achieve nothing meaningful and just waste taxpayers’ money cleaning them up.

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“My team and I continue to work today – to help local people – and will not be deterred.”

In a separate post, he added: “It is concerning that politicians from different political parties have had their offices vandalised over recent years – we are all democratically elected and work hard with our teams to serve the public.

“The incident has been reported to Police Scotland.”

Elsewhere, Edinburgh Labour councillor Scott Arthur commented: "It's really disappointing to see this in the city I love. 

"It is possible to disagree with @BenMacpherson whilst respecting the fact he was democratically elected. 

"Ultimately, it is his staff who will feel the intimidation here - unacceptable in any workplace."

It’s not the first time Macpherson’s office has been vandalised as he also posted on social media in March 2021 about a similar incident.

He previously worked as the minister for social security and local government although left the role in March 2023.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 9.05am on Tuesday, 2 April, 2024, officers received a report of vandalism at a premises on Constitution Street, Edinburgh.

“Enquiries are ongoing.”