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The Media Centre is the place to catch up on all the latest news from the Scottish Liberal Democrats. All our latest press statements, articles and speeches can be viewed below.

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SNP childcare plans falling apart

Claims made by nationalist leader Alex Salmond have caused SNP promises to transform free childcare to fall apart barely hours after they were made.

Rennie warns debt default would trash Scotland's reputation

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie will tell an audience in Edinburgh this evening that Scotland's global reputation would be trashed if the nationalists follow through on their threat of defaulting on Scotland's share of the UK debt.

Islanders will be wary of nationalists bearing gifts

Scottish Liberal Democrat Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has said that Nicola Sturgeon's independence promises to Shetland show that the nationalists do not understand local calls for more power.

Business case for independence has not been made

Scottish Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Highlands MP Danny Alexander has said that a powerful intervention into the independence debate from a group of 130 employers demonstrates the lack of a credible economic case for the nationalists independence plans.

Carmichael calls on supermarkets to back charity campaign

Alistair Carmichael MP has today called on major supermarket chains to do their bit to support Motor Neurone Disease Scotland after taking the ice bucket challenge.

SNP have taken their eye off the ball over nursing vacancies

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Jim Hume MSP has accused the SNP of taking its eye off the ball as official figures released today revealed the number of vacant consultant and nursing posts has soared.

Hume slams SNP A&E waiting times record

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Jim Hume MSP has again slammed the SNP’s performance on A+E waiting times after official figures published today revealed that the Scottish Government has again failed to meet its key target.

Worsening mental health waiting times require urgent action

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Jim Hume MSP has urged the SNP to redouble their efforts to meet a flagship NHS mental health target due for delivery this December amid concerns that enough progress isn’t being made.

First Minister challenged to set out currency transition argument

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has challenged First Minister Alex Salmond to spell out his transition argument for his independence currency plans.

SNP pension promises hanging by a thread

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP has warned that Alex Salmond’s pension promises for his independence plans are hanging by a thread after his former policy head said that the state “cannot afford” to keep paying pensions.