Scotland’s First Minister has condemned a group of SNP councillors who burned a copy of the report on strengthening the Scottish Parliament’s powers.
A video of Brian Lawson, Will Mylet and Mags MacLaren burning the Smith Commission outside Renfrewshire Council was posted online, but later removed.
Opposition parties have strongly criticised those involved and called for Nicola Sturgeon to “react swiftly”.
The First Minister has said their actions were “unacceptable”.
“I absolutely condemn it – it is unacceptable behaviour,” she said.
“We all have strong, passionate views on the future of Scotland. I believe Scotland should be an independent country. People are entitled to express those views robustly and passionately.
“But setting fire to something because you don’t agree with it is unacceptable behaviour and the councillors in question will be left in no doubt about my views of their conduct.”
Social justice secretary Alex Neil, who described the stunt as “a silly prank”, said it was “hardly a hanging offence”.