“They do things different in Scotland.
As Scottish National party ministers railed against the "despicable" bedroom tax and "shameful" cuts in public services at their conference in Perth, rumours circulated that Alex Salmond been staying at Scotland's most luxurious hotel, Gleneagles, for the weekend. The opulent Royal Lochnagar suites at Gleneagles, described as a "magnificent French chateau", 20 miles from Perth, cost £1,770 a night this weekend.
Alex Salmond is under pressure to account for a “mystery” £54,000 spent during his delegation’s visit to the Ryder Cup in Chicago after a Telegraph investigation into how it racked up a bill of nearly half a million pounds. This newspaper can disclose details of how more than £414,000 of taxpayers’ money was spent on the week-long trip to the golf tournament in the US, including £80,000 on food and drink. But the Scottish Government has so far refused to disclose how the remainder of the £468,580 total was spent, including the cost of Mr and Mrs Salmond’s stay in a five-star hotel away from the rest of the ‘Team Scotland’ delegation.
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