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VIDEO: First Minister to do the "Full monty"

Scotland's First Minister said he is set to do the 'Full Monty' at the 2014 Ryder Cup.

Alex Salmond was in the Borders to unveil a tartan that has been specially designed to celebrate the golf tournament which is to be in Gleneagles next year.

In an interview with ITV Border, Mr Salmond said he will do the 'Full Monty'- referring to wearing an outfit made completly of the tartan designed by Lochcarron in Selkirk.

First Minister to do the 'Full Monty'

Alex Salmond laughs off his Full Monty gaffe Credit: ITV Border

Scotland's First Minister claims he is set to do the 'Full Monty' at next years Ryder Cup.

Alex Salmond was in the Borders today to unveil a tartan that has been specially designed to celebrate the golf tournament which, is to be hosted in Scotland next year.

In an interview with ITV Border Mr Salmond said he will do the 'Full Monty'- he was referring to wearing an outfit made completly of the tartan designed in Selkirk.

His comment caused a few blushes at Lochcarron but the newly designed material got a thumbs up.

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First Minister calls Ryder Cup tartan "beautiful"

"Tartan's importance to Scotland cannot be overestimated.

"It is deeply embedded in Scottish culture and is an internationally recognised symbol of Scotland, therefore this beautiful tartan is the perfect way for the Ryder Cup to celebrate its return to the home of golf.

– Alex Salmond, Scotland's First Minister

"We are really excited to be involved in such a huge sporting event coming to Scotland.

"We have paid careful attention to ensure the design reflects the unique quality and drama of the most treasured trophy in golf while still paying close tribute to the Scottish heritage behind the game."

– Daniel Kim, Chief Executive, Lochcarron of Scotland

First Minister to unveil new tartan

Lochcarron of Scotland is making the new tartan Credit: ITV News Border

Scotland's First Minister will visit the Lochcarron mill in Selkirk on Monday, to unveil a new tartan.

The design has been commissioned to mark the 2014 Ryder Cup, which will be held at Gleneagles in Perthshire.

Alex Salmond will tour the mill and reveal the new tartan, which has been woven in blue, white and gold.

The Ryder Cup tartan will feature in kilts and other clothes produced for the event.

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Shambellie House closure update

The campaign against closing Scotland's National Museum of Costumes has stepped up a gear.

The museum in Dumfries is under threat because of budget cuts.

The fight to save it stepped up a gear as local politicians held talks with senior management and the First Minister was questioned on what was being done.

Kathryn Samson reports:

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