Tavish's Press and Journal column - 20th January 2017

Tavish writes about Parliament's vote to keep the HIE Board, the Prime Minister's Brexit speech and football psychology. 

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Tavish questions First Minister on HIE vote

Nicola Sturgeon would not confirm whether the Scottish Government will now abandon their plan to abolish the HIE board during First Minister’s Questions today. Shetland MSP Tavish Scott asked her to accept yesterday’s majority Parliament vote to retain the HIE Board. The First Minister said the g...

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Tavish votes to keep HIE board

The Scottish Government were defeated over their plans to abolish the board of Highlands and Islands Enterprise on Tuesday night, losing a vote in Parliament. 

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Tavish says fishing industry’s future must not be political pawn

The Prime Minister today raised the potential of Shetland’s fishing industry being a bargaining chip as the UK leaves the EU. She cited German workers, French farmers and Spanish fishermen as people who want the UK. Speaking during a Holyrood Fisheries debate this afternoon, Tavish pushed the Sco...

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Tavish highlights work of Shetland charities in Parliament

Tavish today spoke about the important work carried out by two local charities during a debate in the Scottish Parliament. 

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Tavish meets with Chief Fire Officer

Tavish today met with Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s Chief Officer, Alasdair Hay, to discuss problems facing the service in Shetland. Emergency call handlers from Aberdeen and Inverness were moved to Dundee in December. Since then, a range of errors have been made including crew from Bressay ...

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Letter from Edinburgh - Friday 6th January 2017

Will 2017 be the year of two Germans? In politics Angela Merkel faces her most difficult re-election campaign. 

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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