ALEX Salmond has been accused of operating a "culture of secrecy" after a letter in which he heaps praise on the SNP's biggest donor was made public.
ALEX Salmond has been accused of operating a \"culture of secrecy\" after a letter in which he heaps praise on the SNP's biggest donor was made public.
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The Scottish Government had withheld the letter to Stagecoach founder Sir Brian Souter on three occasions following requests from Labour.
The Herald has now obtained the document under Freedom of Information legislation (FoI). In it, the First Minister offered his "warmest congratulations" to Sir Brian, who has given £1.2 million to the SNP since 2007, for his controversial knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours last year.
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