Armed police review victory for local communities

Scottish Liberal Democrats have today applauded a decision by HM Inspectorate for Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) and the Scottish Police Authority to undertake a review and inquiry into Police Scotland’s policy on armed policing.

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SNP centralisation agenda out of touch with local people

Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie has welcomed a significant contribution from the Commission on Strengthening Local Democracy to the debate on allocating powers effectively across Scotland.

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Salmond should be in no doubt over Carney's comments

Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie MSP has called on Alex Salmond to publish his Plan B for currency after it emerged that the Bank of England does have contingency plans for any financial instability or uncertainty.

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SNP failing to lead by example with women on boards

Scottish Liberal Democrat Jim Hume MSP has criticised the Scottish Government for failing to lead by example on efforts to increase the number of women on public sector boards.

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SNP found out attempting to disguise volatile nature of oil revenues

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP has said that the SNP have been found out in their attempts to disguise the volatile nature of oil revenues.

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Staying with UK will help Scotland achieve our ambitions

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP today gave a speech in Glenrothes setting out the opportunities that remaining in the UK offers Scotland and how the UK family serves as the best platform for achieving our ambitions:

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Action needed to deliver better rehabilitation services for older patients

Scottish Liberal Democrats have today said that SNP mismanagement of NHS rehabilitation services is harming attempts to reduce hospital admissions and pressure on A&E units across Scotland.

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SNP continue to fail older people on NHS care

Scottish Liberal Democrats have said that SNP mismanagement means the NHS is failing older people after it was revealed that there are extensive waiting periods across Scotland for key rehabilitation services.

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SNP must implement recommendations from UN rights investigation

Scottish Liberal Democrats have called on First Minister Alex Salmond to give his assurances that he will accept all recommendations to come from a UN human rights investigation into some of the SNP’s controversial justice policies.

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Calls for guarantee against armed officers at referendum polls

Scottish Liberal Democrats have called on the Chief Constable of Police Scotland to guarantee that armed officers will not undertake routine duties in or around polling stations on the day of the referendum vote on independence.

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