Scotland’s transport minister has admitted he was “mortifed” and “embarrassed” after being caught driving without insurance.
Humza Yousaf was driving a friend’s car when he was stopped in a routine check in the Highlands.
He blamed the incident on a mix-up a mix-up in the insurance paperwork following the breakdown of his marriage which meant he did not have the necessary cover to drive other vehicles as he was a “named driver” rather than the policy holder.
The minister said he would not be contesting the charge and urged others to check their own insurance documents.
Police Scotland pulled the car over on the A835 near Dingwall at around 7pm on December 2.
Mr Yousaf was sharing the driving with a friend on the way to a St Andrew’s Night dinner in Ullapool in the Scottish Highlands at the time.
He said: “I believed I was in possession of fully comprehensive insurance, not just…