Most of you will realise the customer group of the magazine Bunkered. In the current edition Alex Salmond gave an interview in which he said ministers would be promoting the local hotel and good causes in the Highlands. The interview took place before the Cabinet around Scotland meeting in Dornoch last week.
Mr Salmond also mentioned the world renowned golf course. "Having said all that, the fact that I've never played Royal Dornoch crept into the equation. As someone who has played hundreds of Scottish course, I feel bereft that I've never played Royal Dornoch, but I'll be putting that right soon."
A government spokesman confirmed Mr Salmond did play the course during the trip.
Great marketing for Dornoch and in particular for golfing visitors, yet Labour's Highland and Islands MSP, Peter Peacock (pictured), hit out at the comments yesterday.
"This is an extraordinary admission from Mr Salmond and an abuse of public money," the former education minister said. "I would encourage everyone to come and play at Dornoch, but organising an entire Cabinet meeting to satisfy the golf needs of Alex Salmond is wrong.
"Not only is he hosting Cabinet meetings in seats the SNP are desperate to cling on to, but now he is building them around his golfing plans.
"Taxpayers will be furious at funding Mr Salmond's sporting holidays."
Foolish, foolish man. Not only does he show the quality of Labour MSPs in the Scottish parliament but he was the education minister of the last Scottish government. Is it any wonder the standards of our education have fallen in recent years? Alex Salmond will not have claimed the cost of his round at Royal Dornoch on expenses.
On a serious note, this article was the lead in the political section of the Scotsman. For those of my readers who live outside of Scotland, the Scotsman used to be a reputable broadsheet but its readership has been falling for a few years, since it began to publish an exceptional amount of Labour press releases, most of which are non-stories. You've just read another one.