Scott urges Government to back stressed teachers

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP today said the dedication of teachers has been “exploited” by the SNP Government after a major survey warned that the profession is stressed, overworked, and especially critical of their pay and provision for children with addition...

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Scott to raise shipping tender in Holyrood

The failure to make any improvements to Shetland's lifeline shipping service will be raised in Holyrood by Shetland MSP Tavish Scott. He has a question next week at Ministerial Question Time (Thursday 31st January). Tavish has already discussed the government tender with local organisations and S...

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Northern Isles parliamentarians respond to Which? findings on broadband speeds

Shetland’s MSP and MP, Tavish Scott and Alistair Carmichael have reacted to a Which? report showing that Shetland has the second slowest broadband speeds of any area in Scotland by repeating calls for the UK and Scottish Governments to prioritise future investment in the islands. “Which?” found t...

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Northern Isles MSPs keep pressure on Government over Northern Isles ferry service

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott and Orkney MSP Liam McArthur have written to the Islands Minister, Paul Wheelhouse to seek clarity on Government progress towards tendering the next ferry service contract, and on the full implementation of RET. The next ferry contract is set to be awarded this summer to...

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Scott: Environmental standards must be maintained by oil and gas industry says

The operators of the Sullom Voe oil terminal must maintain environmental standards says Shetland MSP Tavish Scott. In a Holyrood parliamentary debate Tavish noted that EnQuest plan to save £50 million per year at SVT. Tavish argues that those savings must not compromise the environmental standard...

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Northern Isles MSPs seek to guarantee island input on future rural policy and support

Following a debate on Scottish agriculture policy post-Brexit, Northern Isles MSPs Tavish Scott and Liam McArthur have written to the Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy, Fergus Ewing, to seek assurances that future policy and legislation will be designed with input from island representatives.

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Second expert “rubbishes” government’s claims of support for P1 testing policy

After a second leading academic, UCLA’s Professor Popham, branded the Scottish Government’s assertion he was a supporter of P1 testing in Scotland “flat-out incorrect”, Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP today demanded the Education Secretary apologise to the educat...

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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