Mandarin ‘handed independent Scotland set-up report to Alex Salmond’
NEWS: The Daily Telegraph report that Don McGillivray, deputy director of the Scottish Government’s elections and constitution division, has prepared a report on the set-up costs of an independent Scotland.
Salmond has faced calls to reveal information about the costs of independence, with the three main pro-union parties issuing a joint call for more details earlier this month.
Alex Salmond has been urged to come clean about a report written by one of his most senior mandarins about a separate Scotland’s start-up costs.
The First Minister attacked as “nonsense” a Telegraph article that his civil servants have drawn up a rush report on the issue in the wake of a furore over his refusal to produce any costs before the referendum.
But the newspaper can disclose that a document on creating a separate Scotland was submitted to him this month by Don McGillivray, deputy director of the Scottish Government’s elections and constitution division.