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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First Minister cannot keep Scotland in the dark on currency plan B

Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie MSP has said that people would not forgive a First Minister who put his political strategy ahead of their right to make their own minds up about the future of Scotland.

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White Paper typo another headache for nationalist campaign

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has said that an error found in the SNP’s white paper currency plans is yet another headache for the nationalists' independence campaign. Mr Rennie said that people will not stand for Alex Salmond’s refusal to set out basic facts on his Plan B for currency.

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Hume backs calls for an end to Gaza conflict

Scottish Liberal Democrat south of Scotland MSP and Convener of the Parliament’s Cross Party Group on Palestine, Jim Hume, has backed Liberal Democrat Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s calls for Britain to suspend the sales of military equipment to Israel.

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New campaign a reminder of opportunities unlocked by working together across UK

Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie MSP has said that a UK-wide campaign launched today for Scotland to remain in the UK, Let’s Stay Together, is a reminder of the common bond of culture and history shared by people across the UK family of nations.

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Hollow statement on armed policing will reassure no-one

Scottish Liberal Democrats have criticised the Justice Secretary's hollow statement on armed policing, warning that it will reassure no-one.

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