NICOLA Sturgeon had a message for soon-to-be former US president Donald Trump this afternoon as Joe Biden prepares for his inauguration.

During First Minister’s Questions the Scottish Greens co-leader called on Sturgeon to act on “serious concerns” about how Trump’s holdings here were financed.

Patrick Harvie argued it is “crystal clear” that the First Minister and her Cabinet have the power to investigate Turnberry owner Trump.

Aidan O’Neill QC had said that Scottish ministers have responsibility for pursuing an Unexplained Wealth Order – today, Sturgeon said she had not read these reports in “detail” but can come back to Harvie on the matter.

She said the Scottish Government has its own sources of legal advice and these are matters which lie with the Lord Advocate.

In the mean time, the First Minister had a message for Trump and soon-to-be US president and vice-president Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

“Well firstly I’m sure many of us across the Chamber and across Scotland will be very happy to say cheerio to Donald Trump today,” she said. “I think ‘don’t haste you back’ might be the perfect rejoinder to him.

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“And in advance of the inauguration later on I’m sure we all want to send our congratulations to soon-to-be president Biden and soon to be vice-president Kamala Harris.

“Kamala Harris in particular today doesn’t just become the vice president, she makes history in a number of different ways and she has my warm congratulations on that.”

Biden’s inauguration programme begins after 11am (Washington time) with Father Leo J O’Donovan set to give an invocation.

Biden campaigner Lady Gaga will perform the national anthem and National youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman will recite a poem.

Biden and Harris will be sworn in shortly at about 5pm UK time.