Scottish Liberal Democrat Justice spokesperson Alison McInnes MSP today encouraged the SPA to enable all Scots to participate in a public consultation on the decision to allow the deployment of armed police on routine duties, following concerns the consultation is “inaccessible, needlessly complex and unnecessarily time-consuming”.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Jim Hume today welcomed the announcement that same sex couples will be able to marry in Scotland from Hogmanay this year as a big step forward for equality.
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP today said that the result of the referendum requires a bold approach to delivering further powers for Scotland in his party’s first submission to the Smith Commission.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP today said that his party would work constructively with the Scottish Government to seek agreement on the Budget after the Finance Secretary set out his spending plans at Holyrood.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrats have warned that the provision of two key mental health laws implemented by Scottish Liberal Democrats in coalition government risk falling by the wayside unless the Scottish Government takes immediate action to support key mental health services.
Speech from Alistair Carmichael MP, Secretary of State for Scotland, at Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow:Read more
Speech by Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, to Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow:Read more
Speech from leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Willie Rennie MSP, to Liberal Democrat Federal Autumn Conference in GlasgowRead more
Scottish Liberal Democrats have said that plans by Conservatives to rip the Human Rights Act out of the Scottish Parliament would pose a significant threat to the devolution settlement in Scotland, risk the rights of people in Scotland, and wreck any chance of Scottish Tories being able to claim they are ‘non-toxic’.
Willie Rennie, Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, made the claim as he challenged the Scottish Conservatives to join forces with him to resist the threat from the Conservative Justice Secretary in Westminster.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrats have said that a significant u-turn from Police Scotland over its policy on armed police is a win for local communities.
A statement released today by Police Scotland said that armed police officers would no longer be deployed on routine duties.Read more