The SNP spent more than £1.4 million contesting last year's Holyrood election, more than Labour and the Conservatives combined.
Sports Direct Halts High Court Action With Rangers
A High Court judge has described action brought against Rangers by a sportswear firm run by Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley as "ridiculous''.
Sports Direct has halted the litigation after claiming a breach of confidentiality in relation to a commercial deal.
Mr Justice Peter Smith approved the discontinuation of the claim at a High Court hearing in London on Wednesday.
He told lawyers that the case had been a "ridiculous piece of litigation''.
The litigation had been running for nine months and a trial was scheduled for next week.
Mr Justice Smith had already cleared Rangers' chairman Dave King of committing contempt of court, following allegations made by Mr Ashley.
He had also torn a strip off Sports Direct at a preliminary hearing last month - complaining that bosses had abused court processes.
Lawyers for Sports Direct say the firm will cover all lawyers' bills run up during the dispute. The judge was told that total legal costs were estimated to be around #400,000.
A lawyer representing Rangers said after the hearing that club bosses were "pleased''.
Ryan Mowat, a partner at law firm Kingsley Napley, said the claim had been "spurious'' and added: "Fortunately, the judge has been alive to the game playing of Sports Direct which has helped expose the case for what it was.''
Heart has learned a top Scottish judge has ordered a review after sentencing on a major murder trial was delayed over a transport blunder.
Scotland's Employability Minister has urged his UK counterpart to meet with those who use Jobcentres threatened with closure before any decision on their future is made.
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has been told to boost spending on key areas such as education, mental health and the police by about £400 million if he wants the Liberal Democrats to back his Budget.
Most Viewed Pictures On Heart
Recently Played Tracks
To listen live, choose your preferred location:
Now playing: Non-stop hit music
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.
Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart Scotland- East.