Salmond makes Bowie joke inside Scottish parliament

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond referenced David Bowie in a joke this morning inside the Scottish parliament.

First Minister Alex Salmond inside the Scottish Parliament today. Credit: ITV News

Congratulating Eve Muirhead on her bronze medal in curling at the Sochi Games, he said:

"I am sure the whole chamber will want to join me in congratulating Eve Muirhead on winning the bronze medal in the winter Olympics. Perhaps that is a demonstration that we all can be heroes, just for one day."

In a message delivered through Kate Moss at last night's Brit Awards, David Bowie, who lives in New York, said urged Scotland to "stay with us" as he was named British Male Solo Artist.