A SENIOR Liberal Democrat councillor today announced she had quit the party and joined the SNP.
CITY leader Jenny Dawe has confirmed that she will stand again in Edinburgh at next year's council elections - but the Liberal Democrat group is to have a shake-up in order to give her more chance of being re-elected.
THE derisory 627 votes polled by the Lib Dems in the Inverclyde by-election will be widely viewed by the party's dwindling band of supporters as a low point in its modern history.
SNP chiefs are orchestrating a grass-roots wooing of disillusioned Lib Dems in the hope they can persuade them to defect to the Nationalists in protest over the Cameron-Clegg coalition.
In ASKING Liberal Democrats to join the SNP, Alex Salmond is no doubt seeking to divert attention from his own party's disappointing result in Inverclyde.
A GROUP of former Liberal Democrat councillors who defected to the SNP have called on their former colleagues to join the Nationalists.
HE OR she lives in East Kilbride, in the Aberdeen suburbs, in most of Glasgow. Doesn't much like the look of the Tory government in Westminster. Voted Labour last year when it was Cameron vs Brown.
THE Scottish Liberal Democrat leader has warned that independence will become a reality unless more is done to highlight the costs of splitting up the United Kingdom.
A LIBERAL Democrat council leader has resigned from his post following an SNP by-election win.
A COUNCILLOR who helped launch a high-profile alcohol awareness strategy has quit her cabinet post days after being accused of drink-driving.
The SNP's mandate has forced Nick Clegg to dangle a fiscal carrot in front of Scots - but the stick is still there
The words politics and principles are two that don't sit very comfortably alongside one another today. So it will perhaps be of little surprise that the Liberal Democrats have done a U-turn on their opposition to increasing the price of alcohol. Having opposed this measure, proposed by the SNP last year, they have "hey presto" discarded their concern that the policy was ill-thought-out and discovered that minimum pricing is a great idea.
The new leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats has announced a policy U-turn by saying he will back renewed SNP plans to impose a minimum price for alcohol.
The Liberal Democrats' campaign director for Scotland has died aged 43.
How may it be possible to bring about a revival in the fortunes of the Scottish Liberal Democrats?
NEWLY-installed Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie has been landed with one of the most unenviable tasks in politics – trying to haul his battered party out of the political wilderness following its electoral drubbing on 5 May.
ALEX Salmond flexed his strengthened political muscles at Holyrood as he set out his five-year vision for government in an SNP-dominated parliamentary chamber.
NEWLY appointed Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has announced the portfolios for his new team at Holyrood.