Scott welcomes re-tendering of Northern Isles ferry services

Shetland’s lifeline ferry services will be re-tendered following an announcement made today in Holyrood by the Scottish Transport Minister. The new contract must be in place by October 2019. Speaking today in the Scottish Parliament Shetland MSP Tavish Scott said, “The uncertainty over our lifeli...

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Scott welcomes FM looking into HIAL airport charges

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott today welcomed a commitment by the First Minister to look into the issue of car parking charges at Sumburgh Airport. Highlands and Islands Airports Limited’s (HIAL) have announced parking charges at Sumburgh, Kirkwall and Stornoway airports without any consultation.    

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Scott and McArthur slam island airport carpark charges

Northern Isles MSPs Tavish Scott and Liam McArthur have today condemned Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd’s (HIAL) decision to introduce a £3-per day parking charge at Stornoway, Kirkwall and Sumburgh airports.  The charges are set to be introduced during the busy summer season.  

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Scott: studies show leaving the EU will hit agriculture

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott today warned that the agriculture industry could suffer as a consequence of the UK leaving the European Union. His comments come as Scotland's Rural College researchers concluded that after looking at three possible economic scenarios as a result of Brexit, all three sit...

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Deputy FM's office to be investigated by Information Commissioner

In a letter to Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Tavish Scott, the Information Commissioner has confirmed that he will be investigating the Deputy First Minister's office over its handling of freedom of information requests.

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Tavish Scott and Liam McArthur win lifeline ferry funding in the Budget

Northern Isles MSPs Tavish Scott and Liam McArthur have today won vital funding for internal ferry services in Orkney and Shetland in exchange for voting for the Scottish Government’s budget at Stage 1.

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Scott presses for Sumburgh helicopter crash FAI

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott today pressed for a Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) to be held into the 2013 helicopter crash in which a Eurocopter AS332L2 Super Puma Mk 2 crashed into the sea 2 nautical miles west of Sumburgh, Shetland with four fatalities. Tavish has passed a parliamentary motion callin...

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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