Nicola Sturgeon regrets dropping Gillian Martin after '˜ill-advised' blog
Ms Sturgeon said it was “with regret” that she would not be asking parliament to approve Ms Martin’s appointment.
Ms Sturgeon said: “Over the course of this morning information about the content of a blog written by her more than 10-years ago has been brought to my attention. I was not previously aware of all of the comments I am now aware of.
“I have to say that this content, however ill-advised it may be, does not reflect the views of the person I know in Gillian Martin. However the content does merit my further consideration and I will not ask parliament to approve this appointment until I have had the chance to reflect further.”