SCOTTISH Labour yesterday produced a "dossier" of online abuse by SNP members and independence supporters.

It follows a week of controversy over abusive comments on social media which prompted a promise by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to take action against party members who took part.

The Labour dossier runs to 51 pages, with 131 messages by 45 Twitter users who are said to be SNP members. It has the name of Labour strategist Blair McDougall as the author on the PDF document metadata.

A spokesman for the Labour Party in Scotland said the dossier was aimed at encouraging Sturgeon to follow through on that promise.

He said: "The First Minister isn't responsible for every idiot online, but she is responsible for SNP members. She should take disciplinary action against those SNP members dishing out online abuse."

An SNP spokesperson said last night the party would take action against any member whose "behaviour falls below the standards we expect".

Those mentioned in the dossier include:

l Deryck Scott, who tweeted that he joined the SNP two days after the referendum, wrote of former Labour MP Ian Davidson: "Hang the bastard!"

l Rod Robertson, who said he was an SNP member in the west of Scotland, wrote of BBC Scotland business editor Douglas Fraser: "Douglas ya piece of BBC shite cancer is too good for you." Robertson said yesterday: "Not my best moment in life and thoroughly embarrassed, drunkeness is no excuse 1 bad outdoes 15k good ones."

l A Twitter user called "Rab" referred to the late first minister Donald Dewar as a "Scottish traitor" and former prime minister Gordon Brown as a "brit c***".

l Ian Barr, who last year tweeted that he had been an SNP member for "years", called MSP Margaret Curran a "specky backstabbing bitch".

l Irene Hutchison, who also tweeted that she is a party member, described Labour peer Lord Foulkes as a "disgusting traitor", while John Hamill called Curran a "snide bitch" following a tweet she posted on former first minister Alex Salmond.

Scottish Labour business manager James Kelly MSP said: "Parties cannot be held responsible for every abusive message that comes from people who might share their views. But every person in this dossier is, by their own admission, an SNP member and the party does have a responsibility to deal with this culture within their own ranks.

"The First Minister has acknowledged that the SNP has a problem here and has pledged to tackle it. It is time for the SNP to take real action and show that abuse is not tolerated in Scottish politics."

In an article last week, the First Minister promised a zero tolerance approach. She said: "Obviously, I can't police Twitter single-handedly. I follow 3,500 people and am followed by almost 230,000 - I can't personally keep track of everything that is said. But when tweets or postings from SNP members that cross the line are brought to our attention, we will act - as we have done before.

"The SNP will take steps to warn those whose behaviour falls short of the standards we expect - we will tell them to raise their standard of debate, to stick to issues not personalities, and to ensure robust and passionate debate takes precedence over abuse."

An SNP spokesperson said: "The SNP will take action on those whose behaviour falls below the standards we expect. We fully expect other parties to do the same."

Following publication of Labour's dossier the Sunday Herald investigated online trolling from Unionists.