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My Desperate Search To Find The Woman Who Alex Salmond Fed A Solero To In 1999

Alex Salmond's Solero Lady, who are you?

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I had to find out more. I set out on a quest to find Alex Salmond's Solero Lady and ask her how this inexplicable scenario came to be.

This was all the information I had: Alex Salmond fed a fruit-based iced lollipop to a woman, and, having visited almost every Scottish student union in a previous life as a wastrel, I knew the feeding took place at Stirling University.

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Nothing – I had to change my strategy.

Donald did not reply.

I changed strategy again and enlisted the help of my colleagues.

Can YOU identify this woman being fed a Solero by Alex Salmond in 1999? Reward for any information. RTs appreciated.

Jim Waterson@jimwatersonFollow

Can YOU identify this woman being fed a Solero by Alex Salmond in 1999? Reward for any information. RTs appreciated.

5:36 PM - 03 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Within 12 minutes, a Twitter user had succeeded where I had been failing for months.

@jimwaterson Here name is Kate Adamson. http://t.co/MFjhCWzJrj What do I win? :)

Jeremy Duns@jeremydunsFollow

@jimwaterson Here name is Kate Adamson. http://t.co/MFjhCWzJrj What do I win? :)

5:48 PM - 03 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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But this was a major breakthrough. Alex Salmond's Solero Lady was finally within my grasp.

Bollocks. I had to change strategy again.

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I went back over my evidence and realised there was one more option available to me: Stirling University's alumni group. I asked if they knew a Kate Adamson who was at the university in 1999.

As far as I could tell, Alex Salmond's Solero Lady had disappeared off the face of the earth.

Utterly disheartened after one particularly long day of searching, I gave up and tried to forget about Alex Salmond's Solero Lady.

Having now spent about eight hours unsuccessfully trying to track down a woman Alex Salmond fed an ice lolly to in 1999, I'm going to bed.

Jamie Ross@JamieRoss7Follow

Having now spent about eight hours unsuccessfully trying to track down a woman Alex Salmond fed an ice lolly to in 1999, I'm going to bed.

12:00 AM - 04 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But, after three peaceful months, David Whitley tweeted this Fifty Shades of Grey meme.

There she was again. The angel of my nightmares – Alex Salmond's Solero Lady.

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I couldn't get her off my mind.

Thanks to @MrDavidWhitley I have once again become obsessed with finding Alex Salmond's Solero Lady.

Jamie Ross@JamieRoss7Follow

Thanks to @MrDavidWhitley I have once again become obsessed with finding Alex Salmond's Solero Lady.

4:41 PM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

I know her name, but I have no idea what happened to her after this sunny day in Stirling when she was fed a Solero by Alex Salmond.

Jamie Ross@JamieRoss7Follow

I know her name, but I have no idea what happened to her after this sunny day in Stirling when she was fed a Solero by Alex Salmond.

4:43 PM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Do any private investigators follow me? I must know what happened to #AlexSalmondsSoleroLady.

Jamie Ross@JamieRoss7Follow

Do any private investigators follow me? I must know what happened to #AlexSalmondsSoleroLady.

4:50 PM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Please email me at jamie.ross@buzzfeed.com. Please.

Jamie Ross is a Scotland reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Edinburgh.

Contact Jamie Ross at jamie.ross@buzzfeed.com.

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