Salmond forced to deny further allegations

The former First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond, has faced renewed allegations of sexual harassment, this time from staff members at Edinburgh Airport. 

It is understood the allegations are separate from those made by two Scottish Government civil servants, and relate to an incident which took place in 2008. 

It is also understood that officials made then SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson aware of these concerns at the time, although Mr. Robertson has refused to comment on whether this was the case.

A spokesperson from the SNP also said: "The SNP will not comment on matters relating to Alex Salmond while police inquiries are ongoing."

Mr Salmond maintains he is innocent of any wrongdoing, with his spokesperson commenting: "Mr Salmond denies all suggestions of misconduct at any time and suggests that everyone should allow the police enquiries to take their proper course without briefing or breaching confidentiality."

Meanwhile. Scottish Labour's Equalities spokesperson Pauline McNeill labelled the revelations "shocking".

“We already know that Nicola Sturgeon continued to meet Alex Salmond while he was being investigated by the Scottish Government over sexual harassment allegations."

“Now it seems former SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson was explicitly told about these concerns by officials at Edinburgh Airport."

“The SNP must urgently explain whether Mr Robertson, one of the most senior SNP politicians, passed these concerns on to party officials and what – if any – action was taken by the SNP in light of those concerns to protect women from sexual harassment."

“The SNP has been far from transparent over its handling of these allegations against Alex Salmond – and party officials and Nicola Sturgeon must urgently come clean on who knew what and when.”

A spokesperson for Edinburgh Airport said: "We can confirm we are assisting Police Scotland with their enquiries.

"We cannot comment further at this time."

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