Tavish criticises Scottish Government for broadband comments

Northern Isles MSPs Tavish Scott and Liam McArthur have urged the Scottish Government to clarify comments made by Rural Economy and Connectivity Secretary, Fergus Ewing, which suggest that rural and island communities are likely to be the last to benefit from superfast broadband. In a letter to ...

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Northern Isles are disadvantaged without cheaper ferry fares, say MSPs

Orkney and Shetland are at a disadvantage without access to the Scottish Government's cheaper ferry fares scheme, say the islands’ MSPs Liam McArthur and Tavish Scott. Following news that the Road Equivalent Tariff (RET) has increased car crossings on the Western Coast by up to 80%, the Scottish ...

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Tavish responds to Scottish Government announcement on ferry fares

The Scottish Government's Transport and Islands Minister, Humza Yousaf, has today announced that ferry fares to and from the Northern Isles will be frozen for 2017 despite his party promising to reduce fares in its manifesto earlier this year. 

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Tavish raises signal problems with Vodafone

Following ongoing problems with Vodafone's signal in the Delting area, Tavish Scott this week spoke to the company's senior government affairs manager, Graham Dunn, to press for solutions. Tavish also invited the company up to Shetland for the next Digital Forum due to be held in August. Further ...

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Tavish supports health and social care professionals in Parliament

Shetland's MSP Tavish Scott has supported calls for better information about local health and social care services across Scotland. Tavish met with staff with from Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (also known as ALLIANCE) before Parliament broke for its summer recess. ALLIANCE are callin...

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Tavish calls for junior doctor placements in Shetland and other rural areas

Figures released today by NHS Education Scotland show an increase in the number of would-be junior doctors selecting Scotland as their first preference for continuing their training.Over 96% of medical training posts have been filled for the 2016/17 academic year. Shetland has faced a GP recruitm...

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Tavish questions First Minister on fisheries policy post-Brexit vote

Tavish today asked First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to recognise that the majority of people involved in the fishing industry voted to leave the EU last Thursday. Speaking at Holyrood’s First Minister’s Questions, Tavish asked the FM to recognise that decades of the failing Common Fisheries Policy ...

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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. Mr Scott is the current Scottish Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Education and Sport and Europe. He is a member of the Scottish Parliament’s Education & Skills Committee and European & External Affairs Committee and he is also a member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. Read more