The Scottish Tories have launched infrastructure plans to improve several key routes across Scotland including the A9, A90 and the A96
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has unveiled more than 50 proposals in an election manifesto he said would “put recovery first”.
Remote rail campaigns. The Scottish Conservatives have announced they would look into undoing the “Beeching” review, which could signal a return for rural rail services.
Scottish Labour’s referendum stance. A new survey by YouGov suggests 60% of Labour supporters across the UK back another independence referendum “in principle” in the next few years, and 56% think the party should too.
Quote of the day
If Willie Rennie disagrees… that’s fine. I disagree with the fact that he thinks it’s a major political event for him to sit in an oversized deck chair.”
Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross
Tweet of the day
Jane Barlow, PA photographer, snapped a picture of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon giving Dentosaurus, the dental-dino a check-up.
She said: “Nicola Sturgeon checks the teeth of Dentosaurus during a visit to the Thornliebank Dental Care Centre in Glasgow.”
Scotland's First Minister @NicolaSturgeon, leader of the Scottish National Party @snp, checks the teeth of "Dentosaurus" during a visit to the Thornliebank Dental Care centre in Glasgow during the election campaign dinosaur 🦖🏴 : #election #thornliebank #glasgow #scotland pic.twitter.com/xZkXzVEVaX
— Jane Barlow (@belperbarlow) April 16, 2021
Number of the day
Six. Six people from six households can now meet up following a relaxing of the coronavirus restrictions.
What’s happening tomorrow?
With the funeral of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh taking place, campaigning will be put on hold for the day.