"SCOTLAND'S sports minister came under fire today for snubbing calls to explain the controversial booze ban at Murrayfield - despite enjoying hospitality there herself.
Patricia Ferguson has ducked out of a meeting with senior councillors to discuss why fans are unable to buy a drink at major international matches in Edinburgh, despite being in a position to give her first-hand impressions of the ban on alcohol at international fixtures.
As Minister for Sport, Ms Ferguson has taken in Scotland matches at Murrayfield on five occasions, and on at least one of these enjoyed the event from the comfort of corporate hospitality, where guests are allowed to drink alcohol before and after games."
Sadly typical of Scottish Ministers to avoid the firing line, especially when they have to defend their own decisions. So much for accountability...