Commenting following media reports concerning possible radioactive contamination of land and RAF Kinloss, Cabinet Secretary for the Environment Richard Lochhead said:
"I am deeply concerned by media reports that the Ministry of Defence may have sold land contaminated with radioactive material to communities around RAF Kinloss.
"I understand that the MOD is conducting investigations into possible contamination at the site. The Secretary of State for Defence must ensure that this work is comprehensive, transparent and completed as soon as practically possible. Should the presence of radioactive contamination be confirmed I will press the MOD to work with SEPA and start remediation work as a matter of urgency.
"Understandably, these reports will cause anxiety in communities around RAF Kinloss. It is imperative the Ministry of Defence does all it can to reassure the public in Moray and across the rest of Scotland that any further relevant information will be disclosed in full."