WILLIE Rennie announced yesterday he is to stand down as Scottish LibDem leader after a decade in the role.

His party currently has just four MSPs – down from five before the Holyrood election in May – as it struggled to win significant public support at the polls.

Some may say his political achievements have been rather slight...

But one thing the departing party boss won plaudits for – especially among the press corps – was his photo call stunts, especially on the election campaign trail.

Riding a broomstick, scaling a climbing wall, practising karate, water skiing, visiting sheep and pig farms. No feat was too much for the LibDem boss.

Photographers were always on hand to capture a quirky moment and we've dug out of our archives ten of the most memorable pictures.

1. On a broomstick

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Willie Rennie rides a broomstick in Ashton Lane, Glasgow while on the general election campaign trail in November 2019. Photo Colin Mearns

2. Training in karate

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Willie Rennie gets karate lessons from 6th Dan Robert Steggles in Edinburgh, April 2021. Pic Gordon Terris/ Herald & Times/National.

IN PICTURES: The ten wackiest photographs of Willie Rennie | The National Playing shinty.

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Playing shinty, Photo Gordon Terris.

IN PICTURES: The ten wackiest photographs of Willie Rennie | The National Rock Climbing

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Willie Rennie at Alien Rock in Leith in May 2019 to promote their party's manifesto in the Euro elections. Pic Gordon Terris

5. Water ski-ing

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Rennie water skies during a European Election campaign event at Water Ski & Wakeboard Scotland on May 21, 2019 in Dunfermline, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images).

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7. In a giant deck chair

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8. Dogs taking Willie for a walk

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9. With a sheep

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