Following a late night debate, the campaign got off to a slightly slower start on Wednesday.
Douglas Ross confirmed Boris Johnson is not expected to head north during the Scottish election campaign – but would not say if that was a blessing in disguise.
The Scottish Greens want an end to government support for the Aberdeen-based OGTC and any other “backdoor” funding for North Sea oil and gas.
And Scottish Labour has announced plans to pay television licence fees or help cover broadband bills for the over-75s.
Gordon McKee – The Scottish Labour staff member did such a good job pretending to be Colin Mackay in Anas Sarwar’s debate rehearsals before the STV broadcast that Mr Sarwar called Mr Mackay “Gordon” during the live broadcast.
Alba Party Mid Scotland and Fife Candidates – A photo of Alba Party candidates goes viral following a photoshoot in Stirling, which shows candidates standing with lettered boards in a (socially distanced) line spelling Alba incorrectly.
Quote of the day
Outgoing Scottish Conservative leader at Holyrood, Ruth Davidson, on First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s admitting her government “took their eye off the ball” in regard to drugs deaths.
“I think it was an astonishing shrug of the shoulders from her.
“I think when people consider what she took the eye off the ball for, we all know where her eye was.”
Tweet of the day
Chief Executive of polling company Ipsos Mori, Ben Page, calls for a pause to election predictions to show off a picture of his new kitten.
He said: “Enough polls! I have a new cat”
Enough polls! I have a new cat pic.twitter.com/ZaElTgzhUo
— Ben Page, Ipsos MORI (@benatipsosmori) April 14, 2021
Number of the day
1,264 – The number of people who died of drugs-related death in 2019.
What’s happening tomorrow?
Scottish Conservatives Douglas Ross and Ruth Davidson will put a giant party list vote into a giant envelope.
Scottish Greens set out new deal for onshore wind. Party co-leader Patrick Harvie will visit the UK’s largest onshore windfarm, Eaglesham, to discuss the party’s plans.
Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar will be in Govanhill to talk to locals and workers.
SNP launch their manifesto.