http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/04/08/nhonours108.xml This man rises yet further in my estimation!! By Emma Henry and agencies Last Updated: 1:06pm BST 08/04/2007 An MP made a public apology to his family today after a newspaper revealed he had a "drunken romp" with two teenagers. Angus MacNeil, Scottish MP who started the cash for honours investigation 'Bitter regret': Angus MacNeil The SNP's Angus MacNeil admitted his part in an incident, where he was reported to have kissed and fondled the girls in a hotel room bed, describing it as "wrong and stupid". The Western Isles MP, 36, whose complaint to the police sparked the ongoing cash for honours investigation, apologised for the "embarrassment and hurt" caused by his actions. Judie Morrison and Catriona Watt told the Sunday Mail about the encounter in Shetland in July 2005 when they were aged 17 and 18. It was reported to have taken place weeks before Mr MacNeil's wife gave birth to their child. Mr MacNeil said in a statement: "I bitterly regret that this incident occurred, and I apologise to my family for causing them embarrassment and hurt. "I also apologise to the young women involved and their families. "I really should have known very much better." He added: "Yes, some foolishness took place at a post ceilidh party, which was wrong and stupid. "There is no allegation that anything further happened and I wish to make that absolutely clear. "It was a lapse of judgement two years ago, for which I am sorry." Mr MacNeil said he was "angry" with himself for potentially allowing his political efforts to be overshadowed by his private life. But he said: "However, in the interests of everyone concerned I have nothing further to say on this matter."