A protester forced First Minister’s Questions to be suspended earlier today after they were heard shouting from the public gallery.

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon was taking questions from backbench MSPs in the Scottish Parliament when the individual got to their feet.

Just after the person shouted across the Chamber the Presiding Officer Alison Johnstone temporarily halted proceedings while security escorted the protester out.

Johnstone said: “I am suspending business for a moment.”

SNP MSP Stephanie Callaghan was just about to ask Sturgeon about the Supreme Court judgement that found Holyrood can not hold a second independence referendum without the consent of Westminster.

It is unclear what the protest was about, however it the protester was overhear saying something was “completely unacceptable”.

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