PR Handling of al-Megrahi Release Comes under the Spotlight

Described as a “disaster” by one of Scotland's leading public relations chiefs, the Scottish Government's PR handling of the release of Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, comes under scrutiny in an article in the industry magazine, PRWeek.

According to Media House's Jack Irvine, the government's spin doctors were too inexperienced, “classic civil servants”.

The case features in a review of the big crisis communication stories of this year.