Scott reveals almost 100 school leadership vacancies

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott has today revealed that at the start of the latest school term, almost 100 head teacher and deputy head teacher positions were still being advertised. Figures obtained under freedom of information laws from 26 of Scotland's 32 local au...

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Water Charges Threaten Sustainability of Community Halls

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott and Voluntary Action Shetland are highlighting the serious financial pressure Shetland’s community halls are under following changes to the Scottish Government’s Water & Sewerage Exemption Scheme. Mr Scott will question the Government in Parliament this Thursday on w...

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Islanders urged to take part in consultation on 4G "notspots"

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott is calling on islanders fed up with poor mobile coverage to take part in a Scottish consultation on 4G "notspots". The Government is consulting on 100 potential sites to be included in a programme to deploy 4G to areas without any mobile network coverage. There are 2 pot...

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Scott on FOI action plan

Commenting on the publication of the Scottish Government’s action plan to improve its FOI performance, Shetland MSP Tavish Scott said: “The question journalists and MSPs want answered is whether our requests for information will be fairly dealt with in the future. “The SNP do not like answering d...

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Scott contacts Scottish Ministers over "unacceptable" freight delays

Salmon worth £1 million was left in Lerwick, rather than being shipped south yesterday (Tuesday). Following Wednesday's meeting of hauliers, the seafood sector and Serco Northlink, which Shetland MSP Tavish Scott attended, he is arranging to speak with Transport Secretary, Michael Matheson.  The ...

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“Decommissioning News Good for Shetland” say Scott and Carmichael

Tavish Scott MSP and Alistair Carmichael MP have welcomed the announcement that more decommissioning work will be coming to Shetland as contracts are announced by Veolia Peterson and Allseas.  They have also welcomed the release of a Scottish Government study that has identified Dales Voe as the ...

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FM refuses to confirm she would respect will of parliament over P1 testing

Shetland MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott has today condemned comments from the First Minister suggesting that if the Scottish Parliament voted for the abolition of national tests for P1s she may not respect the results of the vote. Speaking in response to a q...

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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