Scottish Liberal Democrats have condemned the SNP government’s neglect towards social housing after figures published today showed that sales of public authority dwelling rose by 20 percent in 2014-15.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrats have warned that a drop in the clear up rate for recorded crimes reveals the impact of backfilling for local communities.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrats have said that a damning review of police call handling has revealed that systemic problems present a continued risk to the public.
The interim HMICS review published today called for the suspension of planned closures of call centres in the North until the new centralised area control room is fully operational.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrats have said that the case for comprehensive reform of this so-called “consensual stop and search” is “now overwhelming”.
It follows the publication of an independent review into the tactic led by John Scott QC.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrats have urged the Scottish Government to ‘be bold’ in addressing the significant problems facing policing in Scotland.
It is widely expected that long-awaited reports into police control rooms and police use of so-called consensual stop and search will be published tomorrow ahead of a statement on policing by the Justice Secretary.Read more
This was a big week for anyone who cares about policing in Scotland.
Everyone knows that rank and file officers are doing their very best to keep us safe. But they are struggling with workload pressures and morale is low.Read more
As a country we have a proud tradition of offering sanctuary to those facing persecution.
As far back as 1572, we provided safe haven to French Huguenots forced from their homes. During the Second World War, Nicholas Winton exemplified this spirit when he rescued 669 children from Nazi death camps.
The Scottish Parliament met for the first time since the summer recess today and the First Minister set out her government’s agenda for the coming year.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrats has called on the Health Secretary to act after figures published today showed the number of consultant posts lying vacant has trebled over the past four years.
We understand the need for sustainability. Just like Gladstone and Campbell Bannerman’s land and agricultural reforms which created a more sustainable form of ownership and management we understand the need to husband our resources too.
That is why our foresight on climate change, energy security and food leads us to advocate long term solutions.Read more