Former SNP leader Alex Salmond has said the Scottish government faces “day of reckoning” as he launched legal action over the handling of sexual harassment claims against him.

Mr Salmond’s lawyer confirmed that his successor as first minister Nicola Sturgeon is among named among those accused of “misfeasance.

After his extraordinary bust-up with Ms Sturgeon during her time in charge of the SNP, Mr Salmond is thought to be seeking £3m in damages and loss of earnings.

The Court of Session confirmed on Friday that the case, Alex Salmond v Scottish ministers, had been called. The combative politician had long threatened a lawsuit.

In a statement, Mr Salmond said “the calling of the action signals that the day of reckoning for the Scottish government’s record of misfeasance on this grand scale will inevitably come”.

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