Scott on FOI action plan

Commenting on the publication of the Scottish Government’s action plan to improve its FOI performance, Shetland MSP Tavish Scott said: “The question journalists and MSPs want answered is whether our requests for information will be fairly dealt with in the future. “The SNP do not like answering d...

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Scott contacts Scottish Ministers over "unacceptable" freight delays

Salmon worth £1 million was left in Lerwick, rather than being shipped south yesterday (Tuesday). Following Wednesday's meeting of hauliers, the seafood sector and Serco Northlink, which Shetland MSP Tavish Scott attended, he is arranging to speak with Transport Secretary, Michael Matheson.  The ...

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“Decommissioning News Good for Shetland” say Scott and Carmichael

Tavish Scott MSP and Alistair Carmichael MP have welcomed the announcement that more decommissioning work will be coming to Shetland as contracts are announced by Veolia Peterson and Allseas.  They have also welcomed the release of a Scottish Government study that has identified Dales Voe as the ...

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FM refuses to confirm she would respect will of parliament over P1 testing

Shetland MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott has today condemned comments from the First Minister suggesting that if the Scottish Parliament voted for the abolition of national tests for P1s she may not respect the results of the vote. Speaking in response to a q...

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Swinney “side-stepping” massive problems in Scottish education

In response to John Swinney’s statements on the state of Scottish education to the Education Committee and Parliament today, Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP said: “The SNP side-stepped the massive problems with education in the Programme for Government and have f...

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National testing review a “blatant spin document”

Responding to the publication of the Scottish National Standardised Assessments User Review Year 1, Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP commented: “Parents and teacher will be horrified at this blatant spin document from ministers. The report makes it clear right fro...

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Scott: SNP Government turns into testing bully

Shetland MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott today said the SNP Government has resorted to "throwing its weight around like a playground bully" after it was revealed it has now instructed local authorities to deny parents' requests to withdraw their children from...

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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