The Scottish Government needs to pay up

Scotland’s food and drink sector is one of our real success stories as a country. Scotch beef, whisky and a whole range of other products end up on dinner plates around the world. Our farmers are crucial to this success but they are being let down by the Scottish Government.

In recent months concern in farming communities has been growing as EU payments for farmers have been delayed and delayed again. The blame for these delays does not rest in Brussels, but with the Scottish Government who are responsible for managing this financial support.

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Last chance to reconsider budget cuts

New figures have revealed that Scotland’s schools have been forced to make £300 million in cuts over the past five years due to the squeeze on council budgets imposed by the SNP. The draft budget for 2016/17 would see services hammered again by £500 million in extra cuts.

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A look ahead to conference

Next weekend, Scottish Liberal Democrat conference will return to Edinburgh for the first time since 1993.

A lot has changed since then, with the creation of the Scottish Parliament and the opening of the new Parliament building at Holyrood marking a fundamental change in the way that Scotland is governed.

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