Lottery winners give £2.5m to independence campaign

Colin and Chris Weir pictured with their £161.6m cheque in 2011. Credit: PA

A couple who won £161m on the EuroMillions lottery have given £2.5m to the pro-independence campaign in the past year, donation figures have revealed.

SNP supporters Chris and Colin Weir, who claimed the prize in 2011, have each given £1.25m to the Yes Campaign since April 1 2013.

It follows their £1m donation to the campaign the previous year.

Yes Scotland said that it has received more than £3million in donations in the past year.