Alex Salmond facing Aberdeen Council ‘ban’

Alex Salmond. Picture: Getty
Alex Salmond. Picture: Getty
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COUNCIL chiefs in Aberdeen are calling for Alex Salmond to be banned from all council-owned facilities until after the independence referendum.

The Evening Express are reporting that authority leaders want to bar Mr Salmond and his ministers from council-owned facilities, including schools, parks and sports centres, until after the vote on September 18th.

Councillor Willie Young said a motion would be put forward on Wednesday, warning the First Minister ‘would not be welcome’ to use council property for official government business.

The Scottish Government hit back at Cllr Young, claiming he was attempting to deflect attention from the fact he voted against plans that could have seen an increase in funding for the Granite City of over £7 million.

A spokesman for Minister for Local Government Derek MacKay told the Evening Express that Cllr Young’s actions were ‘bizarre’ as well as going against the interests of the city’s residents.

He added: “The Scottish Government has good relations with all of Scotland’s other 31 councils – despite those councils being of many different political colours. In that context it is the increasingly bizarre comments from the Labour Tory alliance at Aberdeen City Council which stand out.”