The lamentable Police Scotland saga continues as its second chief constable resigns and an undercover policing report denies any wrong doing.
The Scottish police debacle takes another twist as the justice minister intervenes to prevent the chief constable returning to his post following bullying claims.
After a series of high-profile resignations and allegations of misconduct, effective leadership of Scotland's centralised police force is lacking.
With the Scottish government's reputation for policing and justice charred from nine years in office, here's what the future looks like.
The Met's fingerprints are all over the havoc a few hundred miles north.