Apology over twitter gaffe

An unexpected Tweet on East Renfrewshire Council’s feed during last night’s debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling has prompted an apology.

After a message appeared on the council’s account, stating: ‘Alistair shut yer pus . . . ‘ ERC issued the following: “We would like to apologise for any offence caused by an inappropriate tweet during the referendum debate. This was an unacceptable use of the council’s Twitter account. This would appear to be a genuine human error, which we are investigating, and measures are in place to make sure that this does not happen again.”