Pressure is mounting on Alex Salmond’s replacement at Holyrood to publicly apologise over offensive” comments made in a blog.
Aberdeenshire East candidate Gillian Martin branded the royal family “a bunch of inbred dysfunctionals” and claimed the EU had a “tranny trove” of cash after students were asked to fill out a survey about transgender identity.
Ms Martin, who was selected by party members to replace the outgoing former First Minister, also suggested she would “blow” a job “which included any element of trust”.
Mr Salmond who was branded “smug” by Ms Martin in a blog post claimed he could “hardly argue” with the assessment given his “good lady wife says similar things on a daily basis”.
But opposition candidates have demanded an apology over the remarks.
Stonewall Scotland’s director Colin McFarlane said: “We’d hope that Gillian Martin would reflect on her words and will now publicly support our calls for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people to be accepted without exception.”
A spokesman for the SNP said: “Many of the posts stem from almost a decade ago at which point Gillian wasn’t even an SNP member.
“People in Aberdeenshire East care about how Gillian plans to stand up for them at Holyrood, not about some out-of-context entries from a 10-year-old blog.”