MP Margaret Ferrier visited a beauty salon, a gym, and a gift shop on same day she took a test for Covid-19 – which later came back positive.

The SNP politician has faced fierce backlash after making a 800 mile train trip, the first half waiting for test results and the second half knowing she was positive.

The MP Rutherglen and Hamilton West experienced ‘mild’ symptoms on Saturday, September 26, and booked a test, which she took later that day.

She also tweeted that day about visiting several local businesses.



a group of people walking on a sidewalk: She posted on twitter as she visited multiple venues


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She posted on twitter as she visited multiple venues

It is unknown if she experienced symptoms before or after visiting the venues.

Ferrier has lost the SNP whip for using public transport to attend Westminster, despite waiting on her test results and for returning to Scotland after testing positive.

There have been calls for her to resign, including from SNP party leader Nicola Sturgeon.

The tweets shared on Saturday show her at multiple venues including a salon in Rutherglen, a shop in Burnside, and a leisure centre in South Lanarkshire.

Her tweets included: “Lots of new stock in Sweet P gift boutique in Burnside loving the autumnal colours of the window display.”



a woman sitting on a chair: MP Margaret Ferrier paid tribute to NHS staff in speech after travelling hundreds of miles with Covid-19


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MP Margaret Ferrier paid tribute to NHS staff in speech after travelling hundreds of miles with Covid-19

She also said: “Supporting the Great British Week of Sport with a visit to South Lanarkshire Eastfield Lifestyle.

“It’s good to see customers coming back to use gym and dance classes with safeguards in place.

“Thanks to Manager Stewart & Valerie for the tour.”



graphical user interface, website: The tweets shared on Saturday show her at multiple venues including a salon in Rutherglen, a shop in Burnside, and a leisure centre in South Lanarkshire.


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The tweets shared on Saturday show her at multiple venues including a salon in Rutherglen, a shop in Burnside, and a leisure centre in South Lanarkshire.

Another tweet detailed her trip to a salon.

She said: “Popped into Vanilla Salon to wish Kelly, Anna and her team well for the future.

“I’m loving the decor, bringing some pizzazz to Rutherglen.”

The tweets came before Ferrier jumped on a train from Glasgow to London for work at Westminster on Monday.

She made the dangerous trip to give a speech at and pay tribute to NHS workers – all while knowing she should be isolating.

Ms Ferrier said: “I’d like to start by paying tribute to all NHS key workers and volunteers in my constituency for their care and commitment over the last seven months.”



graphical user interface, text: The tweets shared on Saturday show her at multiple venues including a salon in Rutherglen, a shop in Burnside, and a leisure centre in South Lanarkshire.


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The tweets shared on Saturday show her at multiple venues including a salon in Rutherglen, a shop in Burnside, and a leisure centre in South Lanarkshire.

During the four minute speech which began around 7.15pm Ms Ferrier focused on the “economic health” of her constituents, calling for greater financial support.

She has now apologised  saying her actions were ‘wrong’ and she had ‘no excuse’ after potentially spreading the deadly bug to hundreds of people.

Ferrier confessed to cops and now faces a fine if her actions are deemed “reckless”.

The Met confirmed tonight that they are investigating.

Nicola Sturgeon has branded Ms Ferrier’s rule-breaking “utterly indefensible.”

She added: “It’s hard to express just how angry I feel on behalf of people across the country making hard sacrifices every day.”

The First Minister also backed Ian Blackford – the SNP’s Westminster leader – who  confirmed he had suspended the whip from the MP.

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