Responding to the speech given by Nicola Sturgeon this afternoon, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:
"Nicola Sturgeon repeatedly promised education would be "front and central" but yet it hardly merited a mention in her address.
"Mental health, another supposed priority, gets a few scraps instead of a step change investment it needs.
"In the blink of an eye her promises to our children and on mental health have been crushed by her out of control independence juggernaut.
"Nicola Sturgeon implies that only she speaks for the people but the people spoke three years ago and told her no.
"Instead of hunting for division the First Minister should sort out the problems on her own doorstep."