TAVISH Scott, of "It's Shetland's Oil" fame, has gravely offended Seafish, the quango promoting consumption of fish from Scottish waters.
He pounced in debate this week to claim a poster for Seafish was actually advertising catch from Icelandic waters and the Barents Sea.
Sadly for the Shetland MSP, Seafish have since issued a compelling rebuttal. "The promotional poster ... was not produced by Seafish, nor did Seafish have any involvement in its production. This poster was produced by a distributor to the fish and chip industry, without Seafish's knowledge."
News reaches us of inter-Celtic rivalry in Whitehall. It is understood a Welsh MP brought a bottle of Welsh whisky to a reception at the Scotland Office. Once inside with his precious cargo, it was sampled by Scots attending the event. They were very grateful and complimented him on ... the shape of the bottle. As they say, if you can't say something nice, best not to say anything at all.
A RECEPTION is being held next week at Holyrood by researchers ScotCen and the Electoral Reform Society Scotland on the issue: "How to persuade Scots who want something other than Yes or No." Fair enough. But we are not sure why it is being sponsored by SNP MSP Marco Biagi, who should presumably be looking for one particular vote.
Not all bad
YOU may think all politicians are horrible people. Not so. A cross-party group comprising Labour's Siobhan McMahon, the SNP's Linda Fabiani, Tory Jamie McGrigor, LibDem Alison McInnes and Margo MacDonald on behalf of the Grindies is taking part in the Backpack Project for Mary's Meals, stuffing rucksacks with educational goodies for Malawi, Liberia and Haiti.
They've even roped in cynical hacks. But don't worry, if they raid the stationery cupboard and it shows up on their expenses we'll be quick to condemn.
Praise to the people's tribune, Tommy Sheridan, who is starting his political comeback as secretary of the West of Scotland Federation of the No2Bedroom Tax Campaign. The former Scottish Socialist leader has, of course, been taxed heavily for his bedroom activities.
To a Mouse
THE search is on for a name for the mouse spotted in the media block at Holyrood. The wee, sleekit but not particularly cow'rin or tim'rous beastie had been seen in several newspaper offices, including that of The Herald. Scepticism in some quarters was trumped by this photograph, taken by one hack at his desk.
But what to call this poor, earth-born companion? Rabbie is one early thought but I'm sure Unspun readers can rise to the challenge.
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