The Scottish government spent one fifth of a £450,000 public information budget on billboards to publicise its White Paper on independence.

The posters were part of a publicity campaign announced last November.

A freedom of information request revealed the adverts were pasted on 189 billboards across Scotland for a two-week period at a cost of £84,160.

Reported by the BBC. You can read the full story here. 

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