I've just seen two google alerts about our Federal Leader, Nick Clegg. One from the Press Association and one from the Herald claiming Nick Clegg is snubbing the Scottish Lib Dem conference in Perth.
What a load of rubbish! When it was announced that Nick Clegg and his wife were having a baby, Nick said he would take paternity leave and that's exactly what he's done.
Vince Cable (whose 2001 campaign I ran) is attending in his role as Deputy Leader.
Tavish Scott, our Scottish Leader will be doing a speech on Sunday and the thing that struck me at Harrogate was how wonderful and amazing our three Leaders are - Nick Clegg, Tavish Scott and Kirsty Williams.
Full of energy, enthusiasm and more than that, they have the experience and skills to run the UK, Scotland and Wales.
So, my message to the Press Association and The Herald is this - report news and stop speculating on pure rubbish - although as they say, all coverage is good!
Follow our conference at www.scotlibdems.org.uk
Dubious legality and unpardonable folly - I agree with the general consensus that *Road to Referendum* has been an excellent series that has hopefully presaged the broadcast media upping their game...