Scottish Greens co-leader Lorna Slater has apologised after it emerged that she and colleagues broke Covid rules in Edinburgh.
It was reported by the Scottish Sun newspaper that Slater, along with co-leader Patrick Harvie, West Scotland MSP Ross Greer, and another man gathered at a pub in the capital on Tuesday.
Under current Covid regulations, only three households are allowed to be together in an indoor hospitality or domestic setting in Level two areas.
In a statement, the Scottish Greens said: “We attended a work-related meeting in a venue in central Edinburgh on Tuesday evening, where the three-household limit was not upheld.
“This was an honest mistake, we’re kicking ourselves and we apologise unreservedly.”
Speaking to ITV Border at Holyrood on Wednesday, Slater was also asked whether Patrick Harvie should have been in attendance as a resident of Glasgow.
Harvie is permitted to be in Edinburgh for work purposes, but not for indoor hospitality.
“It does look like we broke the rules, that was a mistake and I am very sorry for that,” Slater told ITV Border.
“It was definitely a mistake for us to have a work meeting under those circumstances.
“We had been meeting all day of course those of us because we’re work colleagues, but that meeting was a mistake and I’m very sorry for that.”