23rd August - Northern Isles Digital Forum

Brae Public Hall on Wednesday 23rd August 2017, 6.00pm - 8.00pm Organised by Alistair Carmichael MP and Tavish Scott MSP  Participants:  BT  BT Openreach Highlands and Islands Enterprise  Vodafone 

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Tavish calls for 'McCrone 2' to boost teaching

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP has called for McCrone 2 - a root and branch review and new agreement on teachers’ terms and conditions and the demands placed upon them.  The McCrone Agreement, reached sixteen years ago, was designed to take the teaching professi...

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Letter from Edinburgh - Friday 4th August

Imagine waiting 4 hours to pass through Sumburgh security? Indeed. It just does not happen. But that is the reality facing thousands of holiday makers going through airports across Europe this week. The English school holidays have started and August is a very busy month of travel from British ai...

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Tavish attacks SNP for burying critical education report

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish today attacked the Scottish Government for burying a new report by its International Council of Education Advisers, which contained criticisms of the SNP Government’s approach. The Council expressed concerns that “…education policy was movin...

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Tavish Scott surgery 31st July

Monday 31st July, 1.00pm to 2.00pm; Shetland Parliamentary Office, 171 Commercial Street, Lerwick

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Letter from Edinburgh - Friday 7th July 2017

Political variety is the spice of life. The final week before the school holidays featured the island games in Gotland, an education debate at Holyrood and a mad rush for a flight connection at Stockholm Airport with an Orcadian athlete and the convener of the Shetland Islands Council! 

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Tavish calls for more action on 'pitiful' broadband

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has called for more details on the next phase of the broadband rollout, after a study published today by consumer watchdog Which? found that Shetland has the second-worst broadband speeds in the UK.

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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