Second expert “rubbishes” government’s claims of support for P1 testing policy

After a second leading academic, UCLA’s Professor Popham, branded the Scottish Government’s assertion he was a supporter of P1 testing in Scotland “flat-out incorrect”, Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP today demanded the Education Secretary apologise to the educat...

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Swinney must apologise to Parliament for manufacturing “fictional” academic support for P1 testing

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP today demanded the Education Secretary apologise to Parliament after it was asserted that an education expert “emphatically” supported national testing of P1s, only for the academic to obliterate the claim and argue the tests are i...

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Scott: Supreme Court ruling helps make case for federal reform of UK

Scottish Liberal Democrat Europe spokesperson Tavish Scott has today welcomed the Supreme Court's judgment on the Scottish Parliament's continuity bill. Commenting on the judgement, Tavish said: "I welcome this judgement from the Supreme Court and the clarity it brings. "The judgement confirms 't...

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Scott: Class sizes symbolic of SNP education failure

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP today said there is an urgent need to give teachers a boost after new statistics showed that class sizes remain at their highest rate since the SNP took office. The annual school census reveals that the average class size this year...

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Scott: Teacher recruitment crisis “alive and well”

Shetland MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott has today lambasted the Education Secretary, John Swinney, for “skewing the facts” on student teacher intake, after new statistics showed serious failures by the Scottish Government to meet key targets on secondary sch...

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North Isles MSPs highlight fuel discrepancy

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott and Orkney MSP Liam McArthur have lodged a motion in Parliament highlighting the significant discrepancy between isles fuel prices and mainland Scotland. Islanders have long criticised the disproportionate price increase they face when filling up.

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Health boards must guarantee isles-based eye treatment for patients

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has expressed his frustration at the continued delay in bringing an eye clinic to the isles. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is currently treated in Aberdeen with some vulnerable and elderly Shetland patients enduring monthly trips to have sight-saving treatment. ...

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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