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Caledonian Sleeper boss Rupert Soames under fire for trip from England to Highland capital during coronavirus lockdown


By Ian Duncan

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Rupert Soames pictured in the Cairn Gorm engine.
Rupert Soames pictured in the Cairn Gorm engine.

Serco chief executive Rupert Soames visited the Highlands yesterday despite a Scottish Government order not to travel during the Covid-19 outbreak.

He has been criticised by the RMT union for travelling from England to visit Caledonian Sleeper staff in Inverness.

The two-day trip has been described as outrageous, however Caledonian Sleeper operator Serco has said the meeting with key workers was necessary.

Transport Scotland has said it was not aware of the visit.

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