Scott Celebrates #iwillWeek 2018

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott is highlighting the invaluable contribution of young people to their communities as part of #iwillWeek 2018. From 12-16 November, partners and organisations are enabling young people to share their stories about the social action they are involved in and the impact they ...

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Scott: Parliamentary backing for People's Vote is an historic moment for a growing movement

The Scottish Parliament yesterday voted in favour of Scottish Liberal Democrat Europe spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP’s amendment which, for the first time, commits it to “providing unequivocal support for a public vote on the final terms of the Brexit deal”. The parliament voted 65, 30 in favour o...

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Scott: Burden on headteachers "soaring"

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott has today warned that the burden on headteachers is "soaring" as new figures showed that the number of schools with shared headships has risen by two thirds since 2010. The Headteacher Recruitment Working Group Report concluded: Head ...

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Scott: Grants and bursaries slashed under SNP

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott today said the SNP have "slashed" grants and bursaries after new higher education figures revealed they are nowhere near the levels of 10 years ago. The total amount paid in bursaries and grants is 27% lower than it was a decade ago, w...

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Scott Presses Government on Broadband Provision for the North Isles

Improving broadband coverage in Shetland was raised today with Ministers at Holyrood’s General Question Time. Tavish Scott MSP pressed the Scottish Government to ensure that Shetland’s outer and Northern Isles are first in the R100 investment programme.   Minister for Energy, Connectivity and th...

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Scott: Ministers must not lash out at councils over P1 testing boycotts

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP has demanded that councils who boycott controversial tests for P1 pupils do not face "recriminations" from the SNP Government, ahead of a statement at Parliament by the Education Secretary this week. On 19 September 2018, the Scott...

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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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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