Commenting on the latest Economic Commentary from the University of Strathclyde’s Fraser of Allander Institute, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:
"This report underlines the scale of the challenge we face to protect the economic progress made with Lib Dems in government. We helped cut red tape for businesses and secured a steady stream of finance to help firms grow. It is vital that the growth we have seen in the economy is not squandered by Tory cuts or SNP failures
"We know that unemployment is increasing in Scotland while it is falling in other parts of the UK. We face a particular set of challenges and Scotland's two governments need to work together to get more people into employment rather than focusing on scoring cheap political points."