SNP MP Mhairi Black apologizes after ‘drinking on the train’ in online video amid ScotRail alcohol ban

An SNP MP has apologized for flouting the current ScotRail alcohol ban on a Glasgow service.

Video footage has emerged which appears to show Paisley and Renfrewshire South representative Mhairi Black drinking from a can – supposedly lager.

It is understood the politician traveled from Glasgow Central last night after a football match between Ayr United and Partick Thistle.

In the video, first reported by The Spectator, the MP is surrounded by other train passengers dressed in red and yellow.

She can be seen taking a sip from the box as other passengers are captured singing along.

It is currently prohibited to consume alcohol on any ScotRail service.

The rule was put in place as a “temporary measure” to prevent the transmission of Covid-19 in November 2020.

However, the no-alcohol rule was extended for another 17 months when ministers took over the rail operator on April 1.

This means passengers are currently unable to bring their own alcoholic beverages onto trains or purchase them from staff.

Additionally, the MP is also maskless in the clip as officials continue to recommend the use of face coverings during Covid-19.

An SNP spokesperson said: “Mhairi has been reminded of the rules and apologises.”

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