MSPs Liam McArthur and Tavish Scott expressed their concern today that twelve local authorities, including Orkney and Shetland, are to be excluded from £11.5 million in government funding to close the attainment gap.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has written to the First Minister to ask whether she will commit to quashing historic convictions for gay and bisexual men in Scotland convicted of now abolished sexual offences.Read more
The Scottish Government is not lacking for problems which require urgent action.
Over the last few weeks we have had reports that two thirds of emergency GP training places are going unfilled. Police union chiefs told a fringe meeting at SNP conference that police cars are being held together with duct tape and cable ties. Our economic growth is lagging behind the rest of the UK.
But today SNP ministers made their priority clear with the publication of a new draft bill for a second independence referendum.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesman Liam McArthur MSP today warned against cooking the books on police officer numbers after reports that a key staffing target was missed repeatedly over the last quarter.Read more
Commenting as a new poll suggested a fall in support for Scottish independence, Scottish Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael said:Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson, Liam McArthur MSP has today said a decade of SNP government has left the police service in Scotland in crisis.Read more
Commenting on reports of mistakes in a computing exam in this year's National Five tests, Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesman Tavish Scott MSP said:Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton today said the SNP are pulling the wool over the eyes of Scottish businesses as answers to parliamentary questions revealed it will be months before applications for a flagship economic scheme are considered.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesman Liam McArthur MSP today said a rushed announcement on the deployment of Tasers with transport police officers in Scotland will not build public confidence.Read more
Commenting on the announcement of details of attainment gap funding in Scotland’s schools, Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesman Tavish Scott MSP said:Read more