Scott voices frustration at lack of progress for Jarlshof visitor facilities

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has today pressed the Government for answers on long sought after visitor improvements to the Jarlshof site and called for the process to be sped up. During General Questions, Tavish asked the Government to explain what progress it has made towards developing coach park ...

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Scott responds to Sumburgh Super Puma crash Fatal Accident Inquiry

The Crown Office has announced today that a Fatal Accident Inquiry is to be held into the helicopter crash which killed four people near Sumburgh, in Shetland, in 2013. The accident occurred as the Super Puma helicopter was carrying passengers from North Sea oil and gas platforms to mainland Shet...

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Northern Isles MSPs demand transparency in RET process

Today, MSPs for the Northern Isles Liam McArthur and Tavish Scott have called for increased transparency about the steps being taken to introduce RET for Northern Isles ferry routes, after recent correspondence with the European Commission revealed that no specific complaint investigations are cu...

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Scott responds to Ministerial Statement on Aquaculture

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has today sought assurances from Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing on fish farming regulations following a ministerial statement in Holyrood. Rural Economy Secretary, Fergus Ewing, announced sea lice monitoring and transparent reporting will become a statutory obligation wi...

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Scott reiterates call for action on HIAL pay dispute

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has today questioned the Government on its public sector pay policy and called for intervention to end air traffic control strikes across the Highlands and Islands. Mr Scott asked Public Finance Minister, Kate Forbes, what the implications are for public sector pay of th...

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Lib Dems call for FOI law expansion

In the year that the Scottish Parliament celebrates 20 years of devolution Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has urged the Scottish Government to update one of the Parliament’s most notable legislative successes, Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation, after informing a committee of questionable FOI pr...

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Scott challenges First Minister on closure of Sandwick nursery

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has today challenged the First Minister to recognise the importance of private nurseries in providing childcare outside school hours. Many parents depend on Sandwick Central Nursery and others across Shetland so they can work.   Mr Scott raised the Central Private Nurser...

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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