McArthur responds to outbreak of Covid cases in Orkney

Responding to news that a minimum of nine new Coronavirus cases have been discovered in Orkney, Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur commented:

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Wishart: SQA requires "root and branch reform" after grades chaos

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Beatrice Wishart has today said that the Scottish Qualification Authority needs "root and branch reform" to make it fit for purpose after chief executive Fiona Robertson and director of qualifications Dr Gill Stewart appeared before the Scottish Parliament's education committee today.

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Rennie: Transparency required on local outbreaks and impact on schools

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today pressed the First Minister to be transparent on her plans for schools in the event of a local outbreak.

He wants to know whether they will keep schools open like the Prime Minister plans or close them down along with local businesses. 

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Swinney is part of the problem, not the solution

Responding to the Education Secretary’s statement, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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"Risky Rishi" should not end furlough scheme

Responding to the Chancellor's visit to Scotland this morning and his comments that the furlough scheme will soon end, Scottish Liberal Democrat constitutional affairs spokesperson Wendy Chamberlain MP said:

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"Wilfully ignorant" SNP council boss declares "not a cat in hell's chance" of Covid second wave

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and North East Fife MSP Willie Rennie has described Fife Council's SNP co-leader David Alexander as ‘wilfully ignorant of the facts’ after Mr Alexander declared "there's not a cat in hell's chance" of a second wave of the coronavirus hitting Scotland.

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Rennie backs pupil protest against “Grade Robber” Government

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today backed pupils protesting against the SQA today.

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Cole-Hamilton calls for unredacted documents to be passed to Salmond inquiry

Commenting on the Scottish Government's refusal to release information relating to the botched Alex Salmond investigation to the Scottish Parliament's inquiry, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Rennie calls for Audit Scotland investigation over SNP exam damage

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today called for the Education Secretary to enlist Audit Scotland to investigate the measures used by the SQA to determine this year's exam results, after more than 120,000 exam results were downgraded by the qualifications authority.

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SNP economic proposals will let down future generations

Commenting on the Scottish Government's response to the report from the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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