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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Shetland Islands Council encouraged to explore bond finance for fixed links

In light of council finance pressures, Shetland MSP Tavish Scott today asked the Scottish Government whether there are any restrictions on local authorities using bond finance to support local investment proposals and whether it would encourage Shetland Islands Council to do so in order to invest...

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Northern Isles MSPs respond to ADS announcement

Responding to the Scottish Government announcement that the ADS scheme, due to end on 31 March, will now be extended to December 2020, Shetland MSP Tavish Scott and Orkney MSP Liam McArthur said: “We welcome confirmation that the Air Discount Scheme, first introduced by the Liberal Democrat/Labou...

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Ambitious “Islands Deal” Proposals Highlighted at Holyrood

Islands MSPs Tavish Scott, Liam McArthur and Alasdair Allan jointly sponsored a reception at the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday to make the case for an “Islands Deal” for Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles.Invited guests and partners heard from the three Council Leaders and Islands Deal Pro...

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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