Speaking after the Scottish Government published its annual statistics on government revenue and spending in Scotland (GERS) showing a £12billion deficit, the leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie, who is in Shetland to support candidate Beatrice Wishart, said:
“Five years ago, the vast majority of people in Shetland voted to avoid this eye-watering deficit by rejecting the SNP’s independence campaign.
“The First Minister has come to Shetland today to try to win another SNP member to vote in favour of her independence plans at Holyrood next month, against the wishes of islanders.
“People in Shetland joined two million across Scotland in 2014 who said No to the economic chaos of the SNP. Next week by supporting Beatrice Wishart they can have a strong voice for Shetland and help dodge the division and chaos of another SNP independence referendum.”