Police are investigating claims of a £600,000 SNP fraud in a shock blow to Nicola Sturgeon’s election campaign.
It is alleged that money raised by activists to prepare for another independence referendum has been diverted.
Three members of the party’s Finance and Audit Committee resigned two weeks ago after the First Minister’s husband and party CEO Peter Murrell refused to show them accounts.
Police Scotland said: “We received an allegation of fraud at about 4.40pm on Thursday, March 25, 2021.
“Inquiries are ongoing and at an early stage.”
The investigation was triggered by a complaint from independence activist Sean Clerkin.