Northern Isles MSPs criticise Crerar report

Tavish and Liberal Democrat colleague Liam McArthur MSP have condemned a report published today which recommends the end of the real governance board of Highlands and Islands Enterprise. 

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Tavish presses BBC and Ofcom on digital commitment

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott questioned the BBC’s Director General, Tony Hall, over the corporation’s support for improving rural broadband at a meeting of the Scottish Parliament’s Culture Committee today. 

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Letter from Edinburgh - Friday 17th February 2017

This seems a good week to say well done to the media. Some claim that politicians and journalists have a love-hate relationship. That is a gross exaggeration. People who write or broadcast need the actions and thoughts of those involved in politics and government at all levels. Councillors and MS...

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Tavish criticises oil worker retraining failure

As the Scottish Liberal Democrat spokesperson for education, Tavish is calling for a review of the Scottish Government's Transition Training Fund after it emerged that a scheme to retrain oil workers as teachers supported by the fund had aided just twelve workers since it launched last year. The ...

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Tavish calls for investment in ports and harbours

Responding to comments made by the First Minister in Aberdeen today, Tavish said that the Scottish Government needed to invest in ports and harbours to ensure off shore decommissioning work comes to Scotland.

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Tavish: Forensic standards must recognise island circumstances

Tavish today called for new national forensic standards to recognise island circumstances. Last month Tavish received an assurance from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon that the Scottish Government would invest in medical equipment and specialist training to ensure victims of sexual assault can be ...

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McArthur and Scott: Open door to piloting seabed powers around islands

Management of the sea bed around Orkney and Shetland could be tried later this year, say Isles MSPs Liam McArthur and Tavish Scott. 

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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