Gladstone would be spinning in his grave over Salmond home rule claims

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has said that Liberal stalwart William Gladstone would be spinning in his grave over former nationalist First Minister Alex Salmond’s claims that he is now arguing for “home rule” for Scotland.

 

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Rennie slams SNP over half billion pound underspend

Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Willie Rennie, has said that people will be astounded to learn that the Scottish Government ended last year with a half billion pound underspend.

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Ministers must move fast to tackle obesity crisis

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Jim Hume has urged the Scottish Government to move fast to prevent and treat obesity in Scotland after new figures published today estimated that the total economic costs of obesity to Scotland could be as high as £4.6bn each year.

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Labour singing from SNP song sheet on centralisation

Scottish Liberal Democrats have warned that the SNP and Scottish Labour are singing from the same centralising hymn sheet when it comes to tackling problems faced by local economies. 

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SNP must face the facts on mental health provision

Scottish Liberal Democrats will today lead calls to SNP ministers to face the facts on mental health care provision in Scotland.

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New figures reveal 35,000 NHS staff injuries

Scottish Liberal Democrats have revealed that NHS staff have suffered over 35,000 injuries whilst at work over the past three years.

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Great start to 2015 for pupils set to receive free school meals

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has said that the new year has set off to a great start for the 135,000 primary 1 to primary 3 pupils set to benefit from the roll-out of free school meals in Scotland from Monday 5th January.

 

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Lib Dem childcare plans will help build fairer society

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has said that only Liberal Democrats will build a fairer society for more people in Scotland with a fairer childcare package.

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Lib Dems change tax system to boost low and middle earners

Radical changes to the UK Government’s tax system put forward by the Liberal Democrats have recalibrated the system in favour of low and middle earners and against large companies who evade taxes, Liberal Democrat Edinburgh MP Mike Crockart has said.

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11,000 council staff signed off with mental ill health

Scottish Liberal Democrats have urged bodies across Scotland to review their approach to mental ill health after revealing that over 11,000 council staff have been signed off with stress and other mental health problems in the past year.

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