Scott: Aberdeen strike action harms NHS patients in the Isles

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has today appealed to Unite’s Scottish Secretary, Pat Rafferty, to allow lifeline medical flights from the islands to continue throughout their newly announced strike periods. Workers at Aberdeen Airport have announced their intention to strike at points throughout late ...

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Russell on side as momentum builds for a people’s vote

Responding to the Scottish Government’s Constitutional Relations Secretary, Mike Russell’s appearance on BBC GMS Friday morning, where he said people would require a say on the final outcome of the Brexit negotiations, Scottish Liberal Democrat Europe spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP commented: “It ...

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RET Equivalent Announcement

Today the new Cabinet Secretary for Transport Michael Matheson announced that an RET equivalent will be introduced on the Aberdeen-Lerwick and Lerwick-Kirkwall ferry routes from tomorrow.  Road Equivalent Tariff (RET) has been in place on Western Isles services since 2008, reducing fares in line ...

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Scott: SNP education bill vanishing

Responding to a Scottish Government statement shelving their long delayed education bill but committing to make changes without legislation, education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP said: "Nicola Sturgeon has repeatedly said education is her number one priority but she couldn't even be bothered to...

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Tavish supports Marie Curie baking challenge

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott joined over 150 people at a special event celebrating terminal illness charity Marie Curie’s latest fundraiser on Wednesday 20 June 2018. The Blooming Great Garden Party held at Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park saw MSPs, volunteers and supporters join celebrations for the Blo...

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Colleges face growing attainment gap and £360m repair bill

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP has today highlighted the growing attainment gap in Scotland's colleges and the impending £360m repair bill as he called for new investment to repair Scotland’s colleges. The Auditor General's annual report on Scotland's colleges r...

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Scott: Racial equality report stresses need for teaching diversity

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP has today called on the Scottish Government to improve diversity across the teaching profession as a new report revealed the "chronic" underrepresentation of BME communities in Scotland’s schools. The report from the Coalition for ...

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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