Tavish leads debate on Island Games

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott this week led a debate on the Island Games in the Scottish Parliament. Using a Members’ Business Debate to draw attention to this year’s Games in Gotland, Tavish called on Scottish ministers to introduce an island fund to help athletes with the cost of travel, and press...

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Tavish warns ministers against dictating to HIE

Tavish has today warned SNP Ministers must not “dictate to Highlands and Islands Enterprise” following the publication of the government’s controversial Enterprise and Skills Stage 2 review.    The report, published today following a six month campaign and two parliamentary defeats on the governm...

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Tavish welcomes commitment to respect Shetland crofting needs

Crofting Minister Fergus Ewing today accepted the need for crofting regulation to help not hinder Shetland’s 1000 crofters. Shetland MSP Tavish Scott questioned the Minister after a parliamentary statement announcing Rod Mackenzie from Easter Ross as the new chairman of the Crofting Commission. 

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Tavish comments on Lerwick Power Station news

Lerwick Power Station is set to close by 2021 with the loss of 25 permanent jobs in the islands. The energy regulator Ofgem has forced power company SSE to serve Shetland's customers with power from a cable laid on the seabed from Dounreay rather than building a new power station. Backup power wi...

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Scott and McArthur comment on Islands Bill

Tavish has joined Orkney MSP Liam McArthur in warning that proposals for an Islands Bill must "be more than a tick box exercise".  Their comments come in response to the publication of the Islands (Scotland) Bill. 

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Tavish comments on decommissioning announcement

Commenting on the news that the Buchan oil vessel will be decommissioned in Shetland, the Islands' MSP Tavish Scott said: "This is tremendous news for Shetland. Lerwick Port Authority and their partner companies have been working very hard to attract decommissioning business to Shetland. 

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Letter from Edinburgh - Friday 26th May 2017

On Tuesday morning I introduced the deputy chief minister of Gibraltar to a parliamentary meeting.  Joseph Garcia is a politics graduate of Hull University, has been in the government of Gibraltar for many years and is a liberal. He also has young children.  On Monday night many parents watched t...

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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