The Vow: Delivered - and more!

The Smith Commission has outlined bold new home rule tax and welfare powers for Scotland. The Scottish Liberal Democrats have led the campaign for more powers from the beginning. We argued for more powers and won the case within the Smith Commission. Read more

Vow Max is good day for Scotland, home rule and Liberal Democrats

Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie has today hailed the most significant transfer of powers to the Scottish Parliament since its creation as the “Vow Max”. A bold new package on welfare and tax powers will see the creation of a new Scottish welfare system with some £2.5billio...

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Rennie urges First Minister to set the agenda on mental health

Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Willie Rennie, has urged the new First Minister to set out a new agenda on mental health as she sets out her first Programme for Government tomorrow.

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NHS going backwards on SNP's watch

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Jim Hume MSP has slammed SNP mismanagement of Scotland’s health service after a series of new figures published today showed:

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Hume slams SNP over flagging mental health services

Scottish Liberal Democrats have criticised the Scottish Government over flagging performance against waiting times for Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

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Hospitals face a long winter as bed blocking soars

Scottish Liberal Democrats have warned that health boards face a long winter after figures published today showed that during the quarter July to September 2014, 154,588 bed days were occupied by delayed discharge patients.

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Health boards long way off meeting mental health targets

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Jim Hume MSP has called on the Scottish Government to step up its support for mental health services after figures published today showed one in five patients face waiting of over 18 weeks to start treatment for psychological therapies.

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Our People

The Scottish Liberal Democrats are working hard to create a stronger economy in a fairer society. In the coalition government we have cut income tax, increased the state pension, created more jobs, helped more apprentices get into work, improved childcare and are working to keep Scotland in the UK. Read more