Jim Sillars and Margo MacDonald sent hate mail

Jim Sillars and Margo MacDonald.  Picture: Neil Hanna
Jim Sillars and Margo MacDonald. Picture: Neil Hanna
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Police are investigating after Jim Sillars, husband of the late MSP Margo Macdonald, was the target of sinister threats in Fife.

A handwritten note posted through the door of a Yes Scotland campaign office in Rosyth warned: “Tell Sillars to stay out of West Fife if he values his health.”

The scrawled note went on to say: “Thank f*** Margo the mouth is dead”. Another message written on a Scottish Government pro-independence leaflet said: “We want you b******* out of Fife. Watch your backs”. The note on the leaflet was signed “Scots Vets anti-SNP group”.

Mr Sillars described whoever was behind the threat as “nutcases” and said he had “no intention of staying out of any part of Scotland”. He added: “I never worry about what people say about Margo and me. It’s water off a duck’s back.”

The notes were posted through the door of the Yes campaign office in Admiralty Road in Rosyth on Tuesday evening. A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We can confirm we received a complaint and we are in the very early stages of investigating.”