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Commonwealth Games set to be Glasgow's finest hour

Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie has said that the opening of the Commonwealth Games this evening stands to serve as one of Glasgow’s finest hours as the city commences two weeks of sporting events, with more than 4,500 athletes from across the Commonwealth expected to take part.

Liverpool will not be taken in by warm words from First Minister

Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader Willie Rennie MSP today said that people in the north of England will not be taken in by warm words from the First Minister over his independence plans.

Alexander seeking chief constable meeting over armed police in Highlands

Scottish Liberal Democrat MP Danny Alexander is seeking a meeting with Police Scotland chief constable Sir Stephen House to discuss local concerns over the routine deployment of armed police in the Highlands.

Purvis to chair first meeting of new constitutional reform group

Lib Dem peer and former MSP, Jeremy Purvis, will tomorrow co-chair the first meeting of the new All Party Parliamentary Group on Reform, Decentralisation, and Devolution in the United Kingdom.

Self-harm figures highlight importance of mental health services

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Jim Hume MSP has repeated his call for parity between mental and physical health services to be enshrined in law after new figures showed an increase in the number of Scots dying as a result of self-harm.

Rural Scotland needs more than empty promises from SNP

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Tavish Scott today said that SNP Ministers should use the powers they already have to help rural Scotland rather than making more empty promises of support.

Action required to boost access to higher education

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Jim Hume has welcomed an increase in the number of Scottish young people applying for a place at university but warned that more must be done to help those from disadvantaged backgrounds benefit from Higher Education.

Time for honesty from Yes camp on public spending

Scottish Liberal Democrat peer Jeremy Purvis today described new oil and gas estimates from the independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) as a hammer blow to the nationalist’s economic credibility.

Purvis warns of culture of intimidation at top of SNP

Liberal Democrat Peer Jeremy Purvis today said reports that the First Minister called the Chairman of Scottish Financial Enterprise (SFE) to warn against the publication of a referendum briefing paper point towards a culture of intimidation that goes to the top of the SNP.

New report puts spotlight on North Sea helicopter safety

West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine MP Sir Robert Smith today said a new report from the House of Commons Transport Select Committee on North Sea helicopter flights shines a spotlight on the importance of helicopter safety to offshore oil and gas operations.