A TORY MSP has been rapped for removing Gaelic from the Scottish Parliament logo in a letter to the Foreign Secretary.

Stephen Kerr, Central MSP, tweeted a letter he had sent to Dominic Raab criticising the SNP government for spending money on overseas offices. 

But, eagle eyed social media users noticed that the letter head of the symbol of the Scottish Parliament had been edited.

The official logo, the Scottish Parliament's Corporate Identity, is made up of the badge and text reading “The Scottish Parliament” in English and Gaelic.

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However, Kerr had removed the Gaelic translation from underneath the English version of the phrase.

The Scottish Parliament confirmed that Kerr had been “reminded of the policy”. 

This morning, Kerr tweeted: “This morning, I've written to Foreign Sec @DominicRaab to raise the SNP Scottish Government's wasteful spending on overseas offices.

“This is following the FOI release yesterday which showed over £5.7mil being spent on ScotGov overseas missions.”

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The contents of the letter also caused outrage as Kerr was suggesting that the SNP waste money on a “network of international offices”.

The letter said: “The Scottish Government spends well over £5.7million on these offices, in cities such as Paris, Washington DC, and Dublin. The largest single spend goes to their office in Brussels advertised as the Scottish Government’s mission to the EU; 17 staff are maintained here at a cost of over £2million to the tax payer.

“As you will ofcourse know, the UK government maintains non-political missions and embassies in each of these cities. In Brussells we have the UK mission to the EU, working for the whole UK and containing experienced people from all parts of our country. 

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“With the Scottish taxpayer in mind, I would greatly appreciate if you could contact the First Minister to remind her of the missions and embassies provided by the UK Government, and to offer more information on how Scottish interests are represented by these offices.

“This will hopefully ensure we do not see the Scottish Government spend any more on further additions to this network.”

Former SNP MSP Linda Fabiani tweeted: “What a pathetic start to serving in our Parliament - “back in your box Scotland!” ...“that @NicolaSturgeon should stop promoting Scotland!” ... etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.”

Glasgow SNP councillor Mhairi Hunter added: “Under the SNP, the value of Scottish exports has more than doubled. It makes zero economic sense to undermine the Scottish Government on this. This is all about a dysfunctional ideology that wants to hold Scotland back.”

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While one social media user said simply: “Scotland’s interests aren’t even represented in the UK, and we got politicians suggesting foreign-based UK missions and embassies represent us.”

A Scottish Parliament spokesperson said: “The member has been reminded of the policy in place around the use of the Scottish Parliament’s corporate identity”.

A spokesperson for the Scottish Tories said: "This was a simple mistake from a misunderstanding of how the logo can be used, which has now been corrected and Stephen has apologised to the corporate body on behalf of his team."