A “herbivorous showpony” – behind the scenes of the Scottish Manifesto launch

As we reported yesterday, the Scottish Lib Dems launched their manifesto at the beautiful Craigie’s Farm near South Queensferry. If you are in the area, do pop in for a visit, pick some fruit, enjoy the gorgeous views and buy some lovely food and drink from the shop and cafe. You can even order online.

The event looked great. There were a couple of hiccups though.

Frankly, Wendy Chamberlain should get danger money for appearing with leaders. In 2021, Willie Rennie accidentally hit her with a shinty ball during a photo opportunity for the Holyrrod Elections.

Yesterday, they let Alex Cole-Hamilton loose with a tractor. When Ed Davey did similar for the local elections last year, he demolished a mock up of a blue wall. Alex nearly demolished his deputy leader, not once, but twice.

The BBC have a video here.

Thankfully Wendy survived and she was much more forgiving than we would have been. Later she and Alex recorded a video about the event:

After that, Wendy and Alex took two horses for a walk. Wendy had a large shire horse called Wendy Maria. Alex had an adorable Shetland pony called Cammie. The Guardian’s write up,  describing it as the dubious photo opp of the day, has one of our favourite phrases of the campaign so far.

This goes to miniature horse Cammie, who has displayed a frankly undignified appetite for media coverage by posing with herbivorous showpony/Scottish Lib Dem leader Alex Cole-Hamilton in South Queensferry.



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