Pub poet’s frame-ous in Bute House

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PUB poet George Robertson, whose words were quoted by Alex Salmond in his conference speech, has visited the First Minister at his official residence – and found a framed copy of his verse on the wall.

Mr Robertson, 57, penned his pro-independence poem, with the line “The nonsense ends in 2014” over a pint in the Radical Road pub, in Willowbrae, where Mr Salmond and his parliamentary colleagues were having a meal.

The former brewery worker was invited to Bute House after the First Minister read out the poem at last year’s conference.

Mr Robertson, brother of Hearts legend John Robertson, said: “It was a wonderful visit – we changed the world in about an hour.

“And he had the poem he’d read out framed on the wall next to a drawing of my brother.”