First Minister Alex Salmond has been forced to apologise to Parliament after a row erupted over college funding.
The First Minister had insisted that the budget for colleges had not been cut, despite Labour saying it had.
But he returned to Holyrood later to concede that he had used an "incorrect" figure and that the amount of cash colleges will receive for day-to-day spending has fallen by more than £9 million.
His apology comes after the Scottish Government revealed it had only recently sought specific advice from law officers on an independent Scotland's entry in the European Union.
Labour leader Johann Lamont claimed Mr Salmond's statement was "astonishing" as she blasted: "The contempt that Alex Salmond shows every day for the Scottish people and our Parliament is breathtaking."