Tavish raises signal problems with Vodafone

Following ongoing problems with Vodafone's signal in the Delting area, Tavish Scott this week spoke to the company's senior government affairs manager, Graham Dunn, to press for solutions. Tavish also invited the company up to Shetland for the next Digital Forum due to be held in August. Further ...

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Tavish supports health and social care professionals in Parliament

Shetland's MSP Tavish Scott has supported calls for better information about local health and social care services across Scotland. Tavish met with staff with from Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (also known as ALLIANCE) before Parliament broke for its summer recess. ALLIANCE are callin...

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Tavish calls for junior doctor placements in Shetland and other rural areas

Figures released today by NHS Education Scotland show an increase in the number of would-be junior doctors selecting Scotland as their first preference for continuing their training.Over 96% of medical training posts have been filled for the 2016/17 academic year. Shetland has faced a GP recruitm...

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Tavish questions First Minister on fisheries policy post-Brexit vote

Tavish today asked First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to recognise that the majority of people involved in the fishing industry voted to leave the EU last Thursday. Speaking at Holyrood’s First Minister’s Questions, Tavish asked the FM to recognise that decades of the failing Common Fisheries Policy ...

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Tavish receives response from Scottish Government on broadband

Following a letter to the Scottish Government earlier this month on the commitment to deliver 100% superfast broadband by 2021, Tavish today received a response from Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing. 

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Northern Isles representatives call for stability after referendum result

Following the result of the referendum on the European Union, Orkney and Shetland’s MSPs and MP have called for a period of stability before any decisions about the UK’s withdrawal from the EU are made.Voters in both Orkney and Shetland supported the UK’s continued membership of the EU, with the ...

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Tavish raises discard ban with Rural Economy Secretary

Tavish today questioned the Scottish Fisheries Minister over the implementation of the discard ban.Noting concerns raised by Shetland's white fish industry and the Shetland Fishermen's Association on choke species, Tavish called for Fergus Ewing to meet with the industry in Shetland.

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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 and 2011. Mr Scott is the current Scottish Liberal Democrat Spokesman for Transport, Rural Affairs, Fisheries, Environment and Sport. He is a member of the Scottish Parliament’s Public Audit Committee and Referendum Committee and he is also a member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. Read more