Sturgeon begins giving evidence at Salmond inquiry

The First Minister is answering questions from MSPs investigating the botched probe into harassment complaints.

Sturgeon begins giving evidence at Salmond inquiry STV News

Nicola Sturgeon is facing questions from MSPs as she appears at the Alex Salmond inquiry.

The First Minister is giving evidence amid calls to resign after fresh questions were raised about her role in the affair.

The calls from the Scottish Conservatives came after the Holyrood government published legal advice related to its botched investigation into the allegations of sexual harassment.

Sturgeon’s evidence session on Wednesday is expected to last around five hours.

She told MSPs she did not intervene in the investigation process as doing so would have been an “abuse” of her role.

The line of questioning is expected to focus on the timeframe of her knowledge regarding the sexual harassment allegations.

Salmond has previously accused Sturgeon of breaching the ministerial code and misleading the Scottish Parliament, accusations which the First Minister has repeatedly denied.