London: Scotland's first minister Alex Salmond has been accused of having extensive links to Rupert Murdoch, weeks after British lawmakers questioned Prime Minister David Cameron of his ties to the media Czar.

Salmond has been accused of trying to "seduce" Rupert Murdoch and News International after it emerged that he offered the media baron a series of gifts and has met him or his executives 25 times since becoming Scotland's first minister, a newspaper reported on Friday.

In fact, Salmond has been accused of trying to "seduce" Murdoch and his News International after it was revealed that he offered Murdoch a series of gifts, it said.

Labour's Scottish leader Iain Gray said Salmond was guilty of "highly questionable behaviour".

"What is now clear is Alex Salmond has waged a four-year campaign since he became first minister to seduce Rupert Murdoch and News International, which has included gifts".

He said: "It has been a top priority and he has spent more of his media time in the last year with News International than any other party leader in Britain."

Salmond's latest meeting with Murdoch was in June in London, shortly before the hacking scandal erupted, the report added.

The Liberal Democrats leader in Scotland said: "The blatant sycophantic behavior laid out for all to see should make the first minister squirm".

(Agencies)