Donald Trump discusses links with Scotland in phone call to Nicola Sturgeon

US President-elect Donald Trump has discussed the 'long-standing relationship between Scotland and the United States' in a phone call with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

The Scottish Government described the call from Mr Trump as a brief introductory conversation. Picture: Getty

The Scottish Government described the call from Mr Trump as a “brief introductory conversation”.

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A spokeswoman said the First Minister offered her congratulations and “expressed her belief in the values Scotland and the United States share” in the call on Friday.

Ms Sturgeon had written to Mr Trump to congratulate him in the days after winning the presidential election.