Tavish champions MS Awareness Week

Tavish has highlighted the work of MS Society Scotland as part of MS Awareness Week which runs until 30th April. This year’s campaign is focused on the vital role frontline MS Specialist nurses play in the care and support of people suffering with MS. 

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Tavish calls on Scottish Government to look at Shetland control room

An joint emergency service control room covering all Shetland’s blue light services should be examined by the Scottish Government Tavish said today. Earlier at Holyrood he asked the Justice Secretary Michael Matheson to examine the merits of a joint control room to avoid the mistakes in calls out...

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Northern Isles MSPs press importance of local air traffic control

Tavish and Orkney MSP Liam McArthur this week met senior representative from Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) to challenge them on air traffic provision across the isles. 

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Tavish calls on ministers to reconsider health funding

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott today met Health Secretary Shona Robison and pressed for NHS Shetland to be properly funded. This follows the Board’s proposal to save money by making patients travel to Aberdeen by ferry rather than plane.

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Letter from Edinburgh - Friday 14th April 2017

Now admit it. Aren't you glad that United Airlines do not fly our air services? 

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Tavish condemns never-ending CAP shambles

Crofters in Shetland are still waiting for overdue Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) payments, something that Shetland MSP Tavish Scott will be raising as the Scottish Parliament returns today after its Easter break. The Scottish Government spent £180 million on a computer system that does not work...

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Letter from Edinburgh - Friday 31st March 2017

It has been an extraordinary week. On Tuesday Holyrood voted for a second independence referendum in three years. The Greens were Nicola Sturgeon’s little helpers. Their votes were the ones that gave the SNP a majority in parliament.

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About

In 1999, Tavish Scott was elected as the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Shetland and he was re-elected in 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2016. Tavish is the current Scottish Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Education & Sport and Europe. He is a member of the Scottish Parliament’s Education & Skills Committee and Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee. He is also a member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. Read more