SCOTTISH Lib-Dem leader Willie Rennie hopes his visit to Borders College this week has provided a few lessons in how to vote at the forthcoming General Election.

During the trip to the Borders to lend his support to Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk candidate Jenny Marr, Mr Rennie unveiled his party's five-point plan for Scotland.

Having lost a lot of ground over the past decade, the Lib-Dems are hopeful that Ms Marr can revive their fortunes.

Following a tour of the Galashiels campus Mr Rennie claimed there's never been a more important time for his party to gain seats.

He told us: "The Liberal Democrats stand on the side of the majority of people in Scotland who want to see Scotland remain in the UK and the UK keep its place in the European Union.

"The SNP peddle the myth that it's one or the other, but that's not true.

"With a Liberal Democrat government, you can have both."

Top of the Liberal Democrat's five-point plan is 'Stop Brexit and invest the £50 billion Remain Bonus in public services and tackling inequality'. The other promises are 'Stop another independence referendum in Scotland', 'Transform our mental health services by treating mental health with the same urgency as physical health', 'Tackle the climate emergency by generating 80 percent of UK electricity from renewables by 2030' and 'Build a fair economy by providing money for free childcare from nine months and investment in Scottish schools and nurseries'.

Mr Rennie added: "I'm delighted to unveil the Scottish Liberal Democrats plan to put an end to the constitutional chaos that has plagued our country for years and get on with building a brighter future.

"There are priorities that both of Scotland's governments should be focused on tackling, instead of letting the debates about Brexit and independence rage on and on.

"Our performance on education is slipping and people are suffering because mental health services are not up to scratch. We can do so much better."