McArthur: 'No end in sight' for ferry tender delay

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has warned that there is "no end in sight" to the timetable for re-tendering Orkney’s lifeline shipping contract, after the Transport Minister today announced a delay to the Scottish Government’s review of  ferry procurement contracts.

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Jardine: Use city deal to transform investment in West Edinburgh

Scottish Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West, Christine Jardine has today encouraged the Scottish Government and local authorities to use the new Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal as an opportunity to transform investment in the region.

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Swinson: BBC gender pay gap should be a wake-up call

The Liberal Democrats have described new figures showing the gender pay gap amongst highly paid employees at the BBC as a "wake-up call."

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Cole-Hamilton: Government miss chance to alleviate pressure on GPs

Responding to a report from Reform Scotland revealing that the Scottish Government are set to miss their target of at least 90% of GP surgeries offering repeat prescriptions and appointment booking online by the end of 2017, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said: 

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Jardine: Cross party support for rethinking Brexit

Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine has welcomed the letter from senior figures across Scottish politics, business, academia and the arts calling for a halt to Brexit, published in today’s Herald.

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Scott: SNP have made teaching less attractive

Responding to reports that some of Scotland’s key teacher training courses are half empty weeks before they are due to start, Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP said:

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Carmichael: SNP all talk and no action

Scottish Liberal Democrat deputy leader Alistair Carmichael MP has today accused the SNP of being “all talk and no action” after research by the Scottish Liberal Democrats revealed that a year on, the Government’s flagship Scottish Growth Scheme has not paid out any money to businesses because necessary changes to parliamentary procedures have still not been brought forward. 

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Scot Lib Dems oppose May's executive power grab

Responding to the letter from Cabinet Secretary Mike Russell to MSPs laying out the Scottish Government's opposition to the "Great Repeal Bill", Scottish Liberal Democrat business manager Mike Rumbles MSP said: 

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Scot Lib Dems: BMA opposition to rape clause is utterly damning

Scottish Liberal Democrat social security spokesperson Caron Lindsay has today demanded that the Government change direction on the so-called ‘rape clause’ after a motion approved by the British Medical Association described the policy as an “abhorrent attack on low income families and children.”

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Carmichael: Great Repeal Bill must respect devolution

Responding to the introduction of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, commonly known as the "Great Repeal Bill”, Scottish Liberal Democrat deputy leader Alistair Carmichael MP said:

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