Alex Salmond has been left red faced and embarrassed after three prominent figures stood him up at an event where he was among the speakers.
California's Republican governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and London mayor Boris Johnson were listed to speak at a session of the climate change summit in Copenhagen.
However, all three had pulled out of that event.
This is quite embarrassing for the First Minister because he had highlighted beforehand that they were among the scheduled speakers.
The event was billed as a "commitment session" in the Danish capital.
Although Scottish ministers are not part of the UK delegation to the summit itself, and will not be involved in the summit negotiations there are a large group of Scots over there including the First Minister, George Lyon MEP and Patrick Harvie MSP.
The Scottish Government on Friday boasted that Alex Salmond was appearing with Arnold Schwarzenegger in Copenhagen.
Perhaps Alex Salmond should have checked this with Mr Schwarzenegger first.
The last thing they need in Copenhagen right now is more hot air from Alex Salmond!
First he wasn't invited and then he got stood up - whoops!
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