The amount of money spent by councils on repairing pot-holed roads has soared by more than a third since the SNP came to power seven years ago, according to new data.

Figures uncovered by the Scottish Conservatives showed the bill has gone up from £163million in 2007-08 to £220million in 2013-14, an increase of 35%.

Over the seven years, 18 out of 26 councils which responded to freedom of information requests spent more than they were allocated for road repairs.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.