FMQS was temporarily suspended on Wednesday as a person stood up in the public gallery to stage a protest.

MSPs in the Scottish Parliament Chamber could be seen turning around to watch after a person shouted that something was “completely unacceptable”.

It came as MSP Stephanie Callaghan was asking about the Supreme Court’s verdict that Scotland cannot hold an independence referendum without Westminster’s permission.

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Presiding Officer Alison Johnstone announced that she was suspending business "for a moment" while the incident was dealt with.

The person appears to have been removed from the Chamber within seconds, as FMQs returned in under a minute.

It is currently unclear what the person was protesting about.

Earlier this month there was a row in the Parliament as a woman wearing a Suffragette scarf was removed from a committee meeting on gender recognition reform proposals.

Johnstone said the decision by security to ask the woman to remove the scarf and the subsequent move to prevent her from re-entering the meeting were errors.

“Let me make one thing crystal clear – suffrage colours are not and never have been banned at the Scottish Parliament," she told the Parliament following the incident.