New traffic commissioner appointed for Scotland

Claire Gilmore has been appointed to succeed Joan Aitken as traffic commissioner for Scotland by transport secretary Chris Grayling.

Gilmore, who will take up her post following the retirement of Joan Aitken in February 2019, is currently a senior investigating officer in the office of the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland. She is a lawyer, with substantial experience in regulatory litigation, and is also a qualified engineer.