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Scottish Liberal Democrats appoint team of spokespeople

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Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP, Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, announced the new team of spokespeople which he described as “crackling with talent and ideas”.Mr Cole-Hamilton is to continue as health spokesperson reflecting his personal...

Cole-Hamilton throws his hat in the ring for LibDem leader

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Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP for Edinburgh Western, one of only four Liberal Democrat MSPs in The Scottish Parliament, has announced he will be running for leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats.In a video released...

Rennie to stand down as Lib Dem leader

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Rennie to stand aside as Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats. Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today announced that he will stand aside as Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats. Mr Rennie said: “After eleven...

#SP2021 – Liberal Democrats putting recovery first

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Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie kicked off the final day of campaigning before polls open at an airfield in East Lothian, where he urged voters to back Liberal Democrat candidates who will put...

#SP2021 – Lib Dem gains “in reach”

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Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader Willie Rennie launched a new campaign poster today.Mr Rennie used a campaign stop in Edinburgh to urge voters to reach for recovery and declare that his party can make...

#SP2021 Lib Dems promise tax cuts to save high street businesses

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Liberal Democrats have plans to put the recovery from the pandemic first and that will include a reform of the business rates system.The party believes that charges should focus on the value of...

#SP2021 – Lib Dems oppose use of vaccine passports

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Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader, Willie Rennie, and Liberal Democrat Leader, Sir Ed Davey, campaigned in Wester Hailes today.Their main message when they stopped off at outdoor activity centre, Bridge 8 Hub, was the party's...

#SP6 – Liberal Democrats to double counselling numbers

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Rennie pledges to double the number of people training as mental health counsellorsOn a visit to Broughty Ferry on Friday with mental health activist, Ben Lawrie, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie committed to doubling the...

Scottish LibDems announce their candidate list

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The Scottish Liberal Democrats pledge to “Put Recovery First” As nominations close, Scottish Liberal Democrats have announced their list of candidates for Lothian and are pledging their commitment to be all about recovery from the pandemic...

#SP6 – LibDems unveil their commitment card

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Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie used a visit to Edinburgh on Tuesday to unveil the party’s Commitment Card which states that every candidate elected will put the recovery from the pandemic first.  The Commitment...

#SP6 Liberal Democrats want permanent Pupil Equity Fund

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Always one for a picturesque shot Scottish Liberal Democrat leader pitched up at the Vennel today with huge LED lights showing where the party's focus is today. It is all about education.He announced plans...

#SP6 – For LibDems it is all about education

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If there is something the LibDems are good at it is photo calls. This morning, from the seat of a giant oversized deckchair in South Queensferry overlooking the Firth of Forth, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader...

Parliament to debate overhaul of SQA on Wednesday

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After the to-ing and fro-ing around exam results last year, it is little surprise that the opposition are reviving an old argument about splitting up Education Scotland and the SQA.The Scottish Liberal Democrats...

Willie Rennie’s New Year message

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New Year is a time for taking stock. Here is a message from Willie Rennie who leads the Scottish Liberal Democrats.Mr Rennie said: “2020 has been a year like no other. The stresses...

Merry Christmas from the Scottish Liberal Democrats

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Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said: “I’d like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas after a very tough year.“Many of us are not with our loved ones this year. We’re separated for the sake of safety,...

LibDems say hundreds waited a week for Test and Protect interview

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LibDem leader Rennie uncovers 300 people waited a week for Test & Protect interview after positive testScottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie today said The Scottish Government “must ramp up the testing and tracing capacity to...

Scottish Liberal Democrats go virtual

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This is the text of Willie Rennie’s speech to the Scottish Liberal Democrat virtual autumn conference, delivered earlier today.The conference, all online, is based around the theme Partnership for Recovery:"The little...

#GE2019 LibDems want to stop Brexit and independence to build a brighter future

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Time to stop Brexit and independence and build a brighter futureScottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie today used an eve of poll campaign stop outside St Giles Cathedral today to push the campaign message...

#GE2019 Vote Liberal Democrats to stop IndyRef 2

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Willie Rennie Scottish Liberal Democrat leader met the press at the Fudge Kitchen on the High Street today where he explained the venue was a bit more than just a fun place to be...

#GE2019 – The Liberal Democrats are cleaning up…

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Scottish Liberal Democrat Campaign Chair Alex Cole-Hamilton and Edinburgh North & Leith candidate Bruce Wilson canoed down the Water of Leith.They intended to help clear up plastic (although they chose a part of...

Vince Cable calls for unity to stop Brexit

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Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable used a campaign stop in South Queensferry yesterday morning to call for remain voters to unite behind the Liberal Democrats to stop Brexit.In front of the iconic Forth Rail...

#GE2017 Scottish Liberal Democrats to launch their manifesto today

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Another day another manifesto.Today it is the turn of the Scottish Liberal Democrats who will tell us what their General Election campaign is all about and what their promises are after the election. The...

Council Elections 2017 – Scottish Liberal Democrats begin their election campaign

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Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP will begin the Scottish Liberal Democrat 2017 local election campaign later today as he visits Musselburgh on the first stop of his Scottish tour from the Borders to the Highlands.Mr...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Jamie Paterson

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Jamie Paterson is the Scottish Liberal Democrats candidate for Leith Walk Ward. Jamie was born and brought up in the Highlands. He is the son of an Easter Ross farmer and former Highland Councillor. He...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Alastair Shields

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Alastair Shields is the Scottish Liberal Democrat Party candidate for Almond Ward.Born and educated in Edinburgh, Alastair, 27, works in the city for a recruitment firm and has been active in previous election campaigns...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Paul Edie

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Paul Edie is the LibDem candidate for Corstorphine/Murrayfield ward.This is what he says about himself:-Gender MaleLocation Edinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomIntroduction I am the Liberal Democrat Councillor for Corstorphine and Murrayfield on Edinburgh City Council. I serve as the Convenor...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the Candidates – John Knox

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John Knox is the Scottish Liberal Democrats candidate for Liberton/Gilmerton Ward.He has lived in Edinburgh for 30 years. He brought up his family in Newington and now lives in the Inch. He's a retired...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Tim Wight

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Tim Wight is the Scottish Liberal Democrats candidate for Forth Ward.He told The Reporter:-"I believe I offer a breathe of fresh air both for Edinburgh and the Lib Dem party.  I am originally from...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Martin Veart

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Martin Veart is the Scottish Liberal Democrats candidate for Portobello/Craigmillar Ward.Martin Veart described himself as honoured at this opportunity to run for office and the chance to represent the people of the great city...

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