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Monday, 20 April 2015

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Scotland mourn for loss of the 'Great Seal'

With the General Election only weeks away, it is rumoured that the Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has sold the Great Seal of Scotland in order to boost the SNP election war-chest.

Strictly speaking, the Great Seal of Scotland was abolished by the Act of Union in 1707, but since 1999 the office of the 'Keeper of the Great Seal' was transferred to the First Minister in accordance with the Scotland Act 1998.

However our sources confirm that last week, Nicola Sturgeon ordered the Deputy Keeper to offer the Great Seal for sale and unconfirmed reports suggest that the sale, to an unknown buyer, was agreed earlier today.

A spokesperson for Edinburgh Zoo attempted to allay fears by stating that the Great Seal was safe within it's enclosure, but was unable to provide any evidence at that point.

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