Jeremy Corbyn has said Labour still has a lot of campaigning to do to win back support in Scotland as he rounded off a visit north of the Border.
The Labour leader attended a community centre in Kilwinning, North Ayrshire, on Tuesday following a rally in Midlothian the previous evening where he predicted the “collapse” of the Conservatives and the rise of a Labour UK government.
He said he was happy to be working with Scottish leader Richard Leonard, who joined him on the campaign trail.
Mr Corbyn said Holyrood “desperately needs” a Labour government and said this would unlock the potential of devolution.
Mr Leonard said his party would end cuts to councils, increase NHS funding and add £5 a week to child benefit.
He said: “I campaigned for a Scottish Parliament 20 years ago with the hope it would allow us to deliver radical change.
“Instead, the past decade has been marked by a nationalist government passing Tory austerity to Scottish communities, with £1.5 billion worth of cuts since 2011.
“With 260,000 children living in poverty, that is simply shameful.”