FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon laughed off “conspiracy theories” about her hair during a Covid-19 Committee meeting yesterday.

Sturgeon and her chief medical officer Gregor Smith gave evidence to the committee, on issues from vaccination to the country’s easing of lockdown restrictions.

Cowdenbeath MSP Annabelle Ewing asked the First Minister if she could provide a solid date for the reopening of hairdressers during the lengthy session.

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Last year the First Minister faced baseless accusations from Unionists, including LBC host Andrew Pierce and Lord Digby Jones, that she had broken lockdown to get a haircut.

At the time, Sturgeon said the number of men obsessed with her was “a bit weird”.

Addressing MSPs yesterday, the First Minister joked about the allegations.

She told Ewing: "I'm not able to give you the date. I can give you absolute 100% assurance though that I will not delay our ability to visit the hairdresser any longer than is necessary.

"I'm saying that out of pure self-interest as anybody looking at me can see."

She went on: "There are still conspiracy theories that circulate on social media from time to time that I've got a secret hairdresser somewhere.

"I can say firstly that is not true, but secondly I don't know why anybody looking at me right now can reach that conclusion.

"No hairdresser is responsible or would take responsibility for this. So, hairdressers, just as quickly as its possible to do."

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Yesterday Sturgeon spoke about her hopes for a “substantial” easing of lockdown when Scotland returns to the Covid-19 levels system next month.

She said she wanted to adopt a national approach at first, with plans for areas with lower infection rates to “go faster”.