Tavish challenges Sturgeon over farm payments

Tavish last week challenged First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, to ensure staff dealing with the failed £180 million IT system for farm payments are better supported ahead of the deadline for 2017 applications.  The Scottish Government has had a poor track record on getting funding out to crofters ...

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Letter from Edinburgh - Friday 28th April 2017

Being busy in the lambing shed means leaving the mobile phone on the kitchen table. Vodafone’s upgrade means that I can get 4G in the shed. But there is yet to be an app that tells me how to lamb a ewe with both legs back. 

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Tavish calls for action on problem debt

Tavish has called on the Scottish Government to ensure that Scotland leads the way in fair debt legislation.  A report by StepChange Debt Charity, the largest provider of free over-the-phone debt advice, showed that record numbers of Scottish clients had contacted the charity for help in 2016. 

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Tavish champions MS Awareness Week

Tavish has highlighted the work of MS Society Scotland as part of MS Awareness Week which runs until 30th April. This year’s campaign is focused on the vital role frontline MS Specialist nurses play in the care and support of people suffering with MS. 

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Tavish calls on Scottish Government to look at Shetland control room

An joint emergency service control room covering all Shetland’s blue light services should be examined by the Scottish Government Tavish said today. Earlier at Holyrood he asked the Justice Secretary Michael Matheson to examine the merits of a joint control room to avoid the mistakes in calls out...

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Northern Isles MSPs press importance of local air traffic control

Tavish and Orkney MSP Liam McArthur this week met senior representative from Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) to challenge them on air traffic provision across the isles. 

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Tavish calls on ministers to reconsider health funding

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott today met Health Secretary Shona Robison and pressed for NHS Shetland to be properly funded. This follows the Board’s proposal to save money by making patients travel to Aberdeen by ferry rather than plane.

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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