Speaking from a scrapyard in Inverkeithing where he oversaw the scrapping of a car, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:
"The Liberal Democrats are clear that we want to scrap the SNP's independence referendum.
"The news this week that Scottish education standards on literacy and numeracy have dropped right back shows why it is important.
"It is clear to me that if we can stop the SNP’s independence referendum then we can force the Scottish Government to focus on education instead.
"The last thing Scotland needs is another divisive independence referendum. It must be scrapped."