The Liberal Democrats will take their election campaign message to SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford’s seat today.
Willie Rennie will link up with the party’s Ross, Skye and Lochaber candidate Craig Harrow in Fort William for a day of campaigning in the hotly-contested constituency.
The visit comes after Mr Rennie set out his party’s five point plan to “build a brighter future for Scotland”.
Stopping Brexit and Scottish independence, along with revamping mental health provisions, tackling climate change and providing free childcare from the age of nine months are all part of the plan.
Mr Rennie said a “Remain bonus” of £50 billion – money saved by staying in the EU – would be invested into public services.
Should they take power after the next election, the Lib Dems will also push for mental ill health to be treated with the same urgency as a physical ailment and have pledged to ensure 80% of electricity in the country is generated using renewables by 2030.
Mr Rennie said: “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.
“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.”
He added: “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.
“In this election we have an opportunity to build a brighter future. On December 12, vote Liberal Democrat to do just that.”