A FORMER MSP from Ardrossan has released two new books charting the eventful last 10 years of Scottish politics, society and international affairs.

Campbell Martin, who was elected as a list MSP for the West of Scotland region in 2003, said some politicians and political parties "won't enjoy the journey" documented in his latest releases, which follow his autobiography published last year.

Campbell grew up in Ardrossan and now lives in Largs and his 2021 debut book called Was it Something I Said? told the story of his life from a working-class family in the Three Towns to the Scottish Parliament and beyond.

The politician-turned-author was expelled from the SNP in 2004 and later sat as an independent MSP until 2007.

Commenting on the two new books - OUTSPOKEN: Part One and OUTSPOKEN: Part Two - Campbell said: “These are very different from the first one.

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"The new books aren't about me, but they are about my opinions on the journey Scotland has made over the past 10 years, and where we should be heading now.

“They mostly relate to politics, but also cover social issues that have affected us as Scots, and to international affairs seen from a Scottish perspective.”

The books also include references to the controversial North Ayrshire Council schools PPP project - made the subject of TV documentary The Only Game In Town of which Campbell was involved in the production.

Both books are available from Amazon Books in paperback or Kindle.