SNP class size commitments in tatters

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP today said the SNP's class size commitments are "in tatters" after new statistics showed that they remain at their highest rate since the SNP took office. 

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Parliament confirms Government must now support fair ferry funding

In a debate in the Scottish Parliament today, Northern Isles MSPs Tavish Scott and Liam McArthur secured the support of MSPs from across the chamber and forced the Scottish Government to accept that they must honour their commitment to fair funding for internal ferry services in the Northern Isles.

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Tavish: bursaries and grants have been decimated on the SNP's watch

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP today said the SNP have taken three steps back when it comes to supporting students after new statistics showed that bursary support for students in Scotland is nowhere near levels seen in 2007.

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Tavish presses government on future of structural funds

Shetland projects that have benefited from European funding face a financial cliff edge after March 2019. 

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FSB Island Bill Survey

The Federation of Small Businesses are currently conducting research into what it’s like to do business on Scotland’s Islands as part of their work around the Islands Bill. They are looking to get views from local businesses. 

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Tavish Supports Political Studies Association video competition

Tavish Scott MSP is encouraging all local Higher students in the Shetland Isles to take part in the Political Studies Association (PSA)’s Schools’ Video Competition, now in its seventh year. 

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Public halls urged to take part in consultation over rates exemption

Public halls should take part in a consultation on the Water and Sewerage Charges Exemption Scheme, says Shetland MSP Tavish Scott.

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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