Scott: Teacher recruitment crisis “alive and well”

Shetland MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott has today lambasted the Education Secretary, John Swinney, for “skewing the facts” on student teacher intake, after new statistics showed serious failures by the Scottish Government to meet key targets on secondary sch...

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North Isles MSPs highlight fuel discrepancy

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott and Orkney MSP Liam McArthur have lodged a motion in Parliament highlighting the significant discrepancy between isles fuel prices and mainland Scotland. Islanders have long criticised the disproportionate price increase they face when filling up.

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Health boards must guarantee isles-based eye treatment for patients

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has expressed his frustration at the continued delay in bringing an eye clinic to the isles. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is currently treated in Aberdeen with some vulnerable and elderly Shetland patients enduring monthly trips to have sight-saving treatment. ...

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Devolution of Seabed Powers on the way

The Scottish Parliament passed the Scottish Crown Estate Bill yesterday, paving the way for the devolution of seabed powers to the islands. Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has championed this cause over many years and, as a member of the Smith Commission, achieved cross-party support for giving seabed ...

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Brexit Negotiations for Shetland Fishing Getting Worse

An extension to the period where fishing is controlled from Brussels without any representation is the worst possible news for the Shetland industry says Shetland MSP Tavish Scott.  Speaking in Brussels, where he is part of a cross-party delegation of MSPs, Tavish said:  "Senior UK Government and...

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Scott Celebrates #iwillWeek 2018

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott is highlighting the invaluable contribution of young people to their communities as part of #iwillWeek 2018. From 12-16 November, partners and organisations are enabling young people to share their stories about the social action they are involved in and the impact they ...

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Scott: Parliamentary backing for People's Vote is an historic moment for a growing movement

The Scottish Parliament yesterday voted in favour of Scottish Liberal Democrat Europe spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP’s amendment which, for the first time, commits it to “providing unequivocal support for a public vote on the final terms of the Brexit deal”. The parliament voted 65, 30 in favour o...

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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