Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Bute House cleanliness

Hot on the heels (although obviously unrelated) of BBC Radio Scotland's documentary on the history of Bute House, it seems the new First Minister isn't too impressed with his new official residence, having reportedly called it 'minging' in an overheard remark. You can read the Scotsman's account of this story by clicking here.

I only ever set foot in Bute House once, to conduct a rather amiable interview with the then First Minister, Jack McConnell. It struck me as a typically grand Adam New Town townhouse, although it also had the sense of being a little faded around the edges. Although I only saw a few rooms, however, it certainly couldn't be described as 'minging'. Perhaps Mr Salmond has higher standards.


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