Former MP and MSP Phil Gallie has been selected to fight Central Ayrshire. The seat is held by Labour MP Brian Donohoe who has a 10,000 majority over the Tories who finished in second place last time around. Phil is a big name in Ayrshire, having been MP for Ayr, and hopefully he can cut into Donohoe's majority.
Cllr David Potts has been chosen to challenge Alastair Darling in Edinburgh South West. The Chancellor has a 7000 majority from the last election. This seat was formed in 2005 after the combination of two former Westminster seats, Edinburgh Central and Edinburgh Pentlands. Central was last represented by a Tory when Sir Alex Fletcher was the MP until 1987. Edinburgh Pentlands on the other hand, was represented by Sir Malcolm Rifkind until 1997 but at Holyrood level is represented by Tory MSP David McLetchie who has a 4,525 majority in that seat over Labour.
Over in Edinburgh West, Stewart Geddes has been selected to try and overturn a 13,000 Lib Dem majority. The current MP is John Barrett but this seat of course was Tory between 1974 and 1997 with Lord James Douglas Hamilton holding that seat for the Tories.
In the west of Scotland Martyn McIntrye has been chosen by the Party to fight the West Dunbartonshire seat. In 2005 the Tories finished 4th in the seat, some 19,000 votes behind the Labour Co-op MP John McFall.