Willie Rennie address to Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce

I think this is my third meeting with the Chamber which shows the importance that the Liberal Democrats place on the North East, the economy and the chamber itself.

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Hume: health of the nation report shows strain obesity puts on NHS

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Jim Hume MSP today warned that Scotland’s battle with the bulge could leave health services dangerously overstretched as a new report highlighted an increase in the proportion of Scots who are overweight or obese.

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McArthur: Scottish Ministers in denial over fuel poverty target

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Liam McArthur has challenged the Scottish Government on its fuel poverty strategy and urged Ministers to accept the need to revise its target.

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Rennie: National Action Day will celebrate Pupil Premium

The leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Willie Rennie MSP, is using the Liberal Democrat National Action Day to promote the party's plan for a Pupil Premium as part of a liberal vision to get the country fit for the future.

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Scott: Cities conned on Edinburgh-Glasgow bullet train

Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesman Tavish Scott MSP has slammed the SNP Government for showing a lack of respect for the people of Edinburgh and Glasgow as Ministers confirm they have ditched their plans to build a high-speed rail link between the two cities.

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Hume: Mental health spend 'too little too late'

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Jim Hume today branded the Scottish Government’s decision to allocate an additional £10 million a year to mental health as “too little too late”, after urging the Finance Secretary to recognise that it won’t deliver the step-change in mental health that is desperately needed.

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Rennie: Time for First Minister to halt council cuts

The leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats has called on the First Minister to halt her party’s plans to press ahead with half a billion pounds’ worth of cuts to council budgets as local authorities up and down the country consider taking on the SNP’s council tax freeze.

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McArthur: College budget cuts to blame for massive fall in student numbers

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesman Liam McArthur MSP has criticised the Scottish Government for cuts to college budgets as new figures published today show that since 2007 there has been huge fall in the total number of students enrolling in Scottish colleges.

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McInnes: Scottish Government passing the buck on epilepsy patient care

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes has today called on the Scottish Government to double the number of epilepsy specialist nurses (ESNs) in Scotland and take steps to ensure they are not tasked with clinical ward shifts leaving them unable to provide expert care for epilepsy patients.

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Scott: Scottish Government dragging its feet on FOI legislation

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Tavish Scott has welcomed news that the Scottish Government plans to slightly extend freedom of information legislation but has warned that by continuing to drag their feet, Ministers are failing millions of Scots who should be able to access information on how their country is run.

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