Letter from Edinburgh - Friday 17th February 2017

This seems a good week to say well done to the media. Some claim that politicians and journalists have a love-hate relationship. That is a gross exaggeration. People who write or broadcast need the actions and thoughts of those involved in politics and government at all levels. Councillors and MS...

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Tavish criticises oil worker retraining failure

As the Scottish Liberal Democrat spokesperson for education, Tavish is calling for a review of the Scottish Government's Transition Training Fund after it emerged that a scheme to retrain oil workers as teachers supported by the fund had aided just twelve workers since it launched last year. The ...

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Tavish calls for investment in ports and harbours

Responding to comments made by the First Minister in Aberdeen today, Tavish said that the Scottish Government needed to invest in ports and harbours to ensure off shore decommissioning work comes to Scotland.

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Tavish: Forensic standards must recognise island circumstances

Tavish today called for new national forensic standards to recognise island circumstances. Last month Tavish received an assurance from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon that the Scottish Government would invest in medical equipment and specialist training to ensure victims of sexual assault can be ...

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McArthur and Scott: Open door to piloting seabed powers around islands

Management of the sea bed around Orkney and Shetland could be tried later this year, say Isles MSPs Liam McArthur and Tavish Scott. 

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Northern Isles MSPs to press Environment Secretary on Crown Estate

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott and Orkney MSP Liam McArthur will today meet with Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham to discuss the devolution of the Crown Estate.

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Letter from Edinburgh - Friday 3rd February 2017

As the ashes settle on another Lerwick Up Helly A', this week's festivities gave me a badly needed reality check. The constant danger of politics is being stuck in the Parliamentary bubble. All of life revolves around the ups and downs of politics, policy changes and whether a government minister...

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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