The Auditor-General, Stephen Boyle, has uncovered a saga of mismanagement, lack of due diligence and a cavalier attitude to public finances on the part of the Scottish Government that ought to outrage Scots. The interminable ferries saga is now turning from tragedy into farce. The Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes, does not know who took the momentous decisions about it because she “wasn’t in post at the time”. The only plausible reason for that is that so much of the audit trail cannot be found – yet another case of inadequate record-keeping by the SNP regime. The clear impression is that when it comes to conceiving, ordering, commissioning and executing major projects, the SNP Government is all at sea. Unlike the ferries. Jill Stephenson, Edinburgh.