SNP chief denies 'plotting downfall' of Alex Salmond

SNP chief executive Peter Murrell has insisted that claims he was part of a plot to ensure the downfall of Alex Salmond are "not true".

Asked by Labour MSP Jackie Baillie whether he was "part of a plot to ensure the downfall of Alex Salmond", Mr Murrell said "no, it's not true - of course it's not true".