Complainants against Alex Salmond did not intend to make reports to the police when they initially contacted the Scottish Government, an inquiry has heard.
A close aide to Nicola Sturgeon has "definitively and categorically" denied informing the first minister or other senior government officials about a secret meeting with a woman who complained about Alex Salmond.
The official who led the Scottish Government’s botched investigation into claims against Alex Salmond has become the latest civil servant to apologise for giving misleading evidence on oath.
Salmond inquiry: Civil servant deleted explosive text related to former first minister’s civil court victory
A civil servant has admitted deleting a controversial text sent to her by Scotland’s most senior official after Alex Salmond’s successful court action against the Scottish Government.
The Alex Salmond inquiry will resume in a few hours' time when a key figure in the Scottish Government investigation into harassment claims against the former first minister gives evidence.