Good showing by Nicol Stephen, I thought.
One or two moderately good gags. Substantive content, well delivered.
The Scottish LibDem conference here in Aviemore liked what they heard.
High notes? Condemning inflated energy company profits as "obscene". Think what he's offering there is a new model version of old style liberalism.
Gladstone backed the rights of the individual. Today's LibDems say they're also backing the rights of the consumer.
On council finance, an offer to Alex Salmond to discuss Local Income Tax. Scottish Ministers will publish a consultation document on this matter the week after next.
Snag is the LibDems and the SNP have different views on what local income tax might entail. LibDems would allow councils to vary the rate of LIT levied, within limits. The SNP want a 3p rate, set nationally but levied by all councils.
Snag (number two) is that SNP plus LibDem doesn't quite equal majority in Holyrood. Labour, Tories and Greens oppose LIT.
Snag (number three). SNP Ministers have gained a considerable coup by freezing council tax rates. Do they really - no, really - want to throw that away by embarking on a new form of council finance which will have losers as well as winners?
On the constitution, Mr Stephen restressed his opposition to returning any powers from Holyrood to Westminster. He'll take his party into the Commission/review - but opposes Gordon Brown's view that the re-evaluation of powers involves a two-way street.