Scottish civil servants have been slammed for deliberately misleading the public over the cost of the Scottish parliament building.
A report by the parliament's audit committee said a decision not to inform the public that construction costs on the controversial project had spiralled to £108m from an original estimate of £62m was "unnecessary and wrong".

Audit committee deputy convenor Nick Johnston said: "The fact that the auditor-general undertook an examination of the Holyrood project when the building shall not be completed for well over two years is a sign of the seriousness of concerns over the project's stewardship, and the amount of public expenditure it will incur."

The cost of the building is now estimated at £195m, plus £14m for landscaping surrounding parkland.

The scheme's problems were highlighted in March's Spencely report, which said costs could run to £230m.