Water charge hikes threaten future of Shetland’s community halls

The latest water bills that massively hike charges to Shetland’s community halls is a direct threat to their future says Shetland MSP Tavish Scott. He is pressing Scottish Ministers to change the way in which Hall Committees, run by volunteers, are clobbered by government policy. Following change...

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Scott asks for renewed urgency for answers into fatal Shetland helicopter crash

Today in Parliament, Shetland MSP Tavish Scott called on the Scottish Government to impress upon the Crown Office the need to begin a Fatal Accident Inquiry into the Super Puma helicopter crash off Shetland in 2013. Six years on from the disaster, in which four crew members lost their lives, the ...

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Additional freight capacity still needed on Northern Isles ferry routes, say Scott and McArthur

Northern Isles MSPs, Liam McArthur and Tavish Scott, have today repeated their calls for the Scottish Government to make additional freight capacity available on Orkney and Shetland ferry routes.  the call comes as Ministers confirm the purchase of the two freight ferries, MV Helliar and MV Hilda...

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Scott raises Fair Isle Bird Observatory Fire at Holyrood

During First Minister’s Questions today, Shetland MSP Tavish Scott raised the Fair Isle Bird Observatory Fire. He asked Nicola Sturgeon to ensure that the Scottish Government provides all assistance possible to help rebuild the Observatory as well as ensuring any lessons can be learnt for future ...

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Scott: Tens of thousands of pupils in super-size classes

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP today said the Scottish Government must do more to restore the status and strength of teaching after new statistics showed 43,193 primary school pupils being taught in “super-size classes” – 12,000 more than in 2012. Supplementary ...

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Scott presses First Minister for action on Air Traffic Control strike

During First Minister’s Questions today, Shetland MSP Tavish Scott asked Nicola Sturgeon what the Scottish Government will do to make sure planned strike action by HIAL Air Traffic Controllers is avoided. Air Traffic Controllers across the HIAL network plan to strike from 26 April, closing Sumbur...

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Scott and Carmichael: Sheep ageing rule U-turn “unacceptable and unreasonable”

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, and Tavish Scott, MSP for Shetland, have today branded the UK Government’s U-turn on sheep ageing measurements as “unacceptable” to the industry. The system favoured by the UK government involves the age of 12 months being measured at the point at ...

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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