Inquiry Chair tenders resignation

Lady Poole, Chair to the Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry, has tendered her resignation and issued the following statement: 

"I was honoured to be appointed by the Deputy First Minister to lead such an important independent public inquiry into the handling of a pandemic which has touched everyone in Scotland. However, for personal reasons, I have had to take the very difficult decision to submit my resignation as Chair. I will continue to assist the Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry during my notice period and would like to thank the Inquiry team for their hard work, dedication and commitment."