Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:
“2018 was a chaotic and divisive year. We need to draw a line under it and use 2019 to get back on track.
“People who play their part in their community should have the opportunity to get a decent job, afford their own home and rely on good public services, with a government on their side. That’s not the reality for millions of people in our country today.
“People who play their part often get left behind. The rules are stacked in favour of big corporations and the most powerful. Liberal Democrats stand up to power and privilege to bring fairness and opportunity for everyone.
“That means an NHS where people don’t have to wait an age for treatment; where people can get help for mental health problems swiftly; schools that create chances for everyone; a thriving economy so everyone can get the job they deserve and a warm home they can afford.
“We have a real opportunity this year to push for unity, rather than bitter division. To stand with our neighbours in the UK and Europe because through partnership we can achieve so much more. Pushing power away from central government and into communities is important too if we are to reflect the rich diversity of our country.
“This is a year for progress and we are ready for it.
“I hope you have a very happy new year.”