A GREENOCK sub-postmaster who was forced to the brink of suicide due to the post office scandal is set to feature on a BBC investigation programme.

Keith Macaldowie, 50, lost everything after being accused of stealing because of the faulty Horizon IT system.

Keith, who previously told his story to the Tele, has shared his experiences on the Nine show on BBC Scotland and has been interviewed for the corporation's Disclosure programme.

He was forced to resign or face prosecution, lost his business, his marriage and is now sweeping the streets.

Keith said: "I think all this publicity is great, we seem to be getting somewhere now after so long.

"I am waiting for an appointment with a psychiatrist, so a report can be written to show how my mental health has been affected. 

"I told them how it affected me and how I was treated.

"I feel pleased that I can do my bit and help highlight what happened.

"But sometimes I can go on a downer afterwards because talking about it brings it all back."

ITV drama Mr Bates vs The Post Office caught the imagination and support of the public and finally pushed politicians to act.

Keith said: "I am quite cynical, though, I think it's because there's going to be an election this year.

"They are going around the whole country speaking to sub-postmasters from Galashiels and the South of Scotland."

Keith is still waiting to find out if he will be reimbursed after borrowing thousands of pounds to balance the books that weren't adding up because of the flawed system.

The Disclosure programme is set to be shown on BBC1 on Wednesday, February 7.