Scotland’s first minister has been criticised for being 'cavalier' in his actions over a controversial planning application by Donald Trump, the US property tycoon, to build a £1bn golf resort in Aberdeenshire. Financial Times

Alex Salmond showed 'exceptionally poor judgement' at best and 'a worrying lack of awareness about the consequences of his actions', said a report by a Holyrood committee of MSPs. The Scottish National party leader helped set up a meeting between planners and the Trump organisation and also met Mr Trump’s representatives.

The Trump application public inquiry is in June.