Christina McKelvie welcomes Liberal Democrat support in her battle to make revenge porn illegal in Scotland.

The fight to ban Internet publication of intimate images without the consent of those depicted has been on the Scottish Government's agenda for more than two years.

Led by Christina McKelvie MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall & Stonehouse, the campaign to obliterate this gross abuse of privacy has already been the subject of two debates led by Ms McKelvie in the Scottish Parliament.

Says Ms McKelvie: "As a direct result of my close contact and support of organisations like Women's Aid and Rape Crisis Scotland, I learned just what an extensive problem revenge porn is and I began the work to introduce legislation to ban it.

"Revenge porn wrecks lives and as well as speeches in the Chamber, I have written in blogs and on targeted websites in an effort to raise awareness and commitment to change," she added.

Today (Wednesday 22 October) Scottish Liberal Democrats have added their support to the drive, alongside that of the Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland, and of Christina herself. Scottish Lib Dem Justice spokeswoman Alison McInnes said it was right that such violations of privacy should be made illegal.

"It's great to see that the Scottish Liberal Democrats are backing my original proposals and it's good to know that they will be backing forthcoming legislation. I hope that Scottish Labour and the Scottish Tories will want to follow the same lead.

"This isn't an issue of party lines. This is about protecting people, especially young people, from having their lives destroyed by the malice of a former partner."