Comedian Eddie Izzard is coming to Scotland in a bid to boost Labour’s election hopes as the campaign enters the final stretch.
The cross-dressing comic, who has announced plans to become a politician by the end of the decade and was a vocal supporter of the Better Together campaign, will join Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy in Glasgow today.
Former first minister Jack McConnell will join Scottish Labour candidates Anne Begg and Richard Baker on the campaign trail in Aberdeen.
Meanwhile, SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon will complete her whistle-stop tour of Scotland – reaching all four corners of the country.
It comes after the leaders of the four main parties clashed in a final live BBC debate in Edinburgh last night.
By the end of her bank holiday weekend tour, the First Minister will have stopped off in 15 towns, cities and villages across the country, calling on the people of Scotland to unite behind the SNP on Thursday “to make Scotland’s voice heard like never before”.
The First Minister will end her tour with a speech and Q&A in Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries, in which she will set out how “a strong team of SNP MPs at Westminster can end austerity, stop Trident renewal and invest in the things that matter to the people of Scotland like the NHS and childcare”.
Ms Sturgeon will also explain how the SNP will ensure the NHS in England receives the £8 billion it has requested.
Speaking ahead of today’s campaigning, she said: “In England the head of the NHS says it needs an additional £8 billion to keep the health service running by 2020.
“Yet because of their devotion to the macho cuts agenda of the Tories, the Labour Party have failed to pledge that money to the NHS.”
She added: “We will protect the NHS. We will vote against privatisation, to undo the damage the Tories have done – and we will always vote for the NHS to have the money it needs.”
Elsewhere, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP and Secretary of State for Scotland Alistair Carmichael will join Sir Robert Smith on the campaign trail in Stonehaven as part of “a polling week blitz” that will see Lib Dems target key voters in seats across Scotland.
Mr Rennie and Mr Carmichael are expected to highlight West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine candidate Sir Robert’s local record and say that voters in 11 Scottish seats have “a clear choice between stability and unity with the Liberal Democrats, or uncertainty, division and the prospect of a second referendum with the SNP”.
Scottish Green MSP Patrick Harvie and candidate Zara Kitson will visit Redmonds restaurant in Glasgow, a living wage employer, to talk about the Greens’ pledge of a £10 minimum wage by 2020.
And Ukip will launch its Scottish manifesto, calling for a constitutional convention to create a United Kingdom that is “fair to all”.
The anti-European pro-UK party will call for the Barnett formula, which calculates Scotland’s share of UK spending, to be phased out as Scotland’s tax raising powers rise.
David Coburn MEP, Ukip’s only elected member in Scotland, will launch the manifesto in Falkirk alongside senior Scottish party members.