Commenting on the newly released GERS figures, Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader Willie Rennie:
“These numbers are another cruel blow to the Nationalists, coming from their own government.
“It adds to the misery set out in the SNP's Growth Commission.
“Whichever way you look at it, under nationalist plans all the good things we all want to do in Scotland would be under threat because of funding cuts.
“Investing in people through education and mental health would be harder under independence.”