Letter from Edinburgh - Friday 25th November 2016

We demand a lot from our teachers. Looking after our children and educating them is a tall order. The profession does a great job in the most challenging of circumstances. Parents want the best for their child. A good education. Exam passers. A route into work, or college or university. We don’t ...

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Tavish critical as abolition of HIE board confirmed

The Deputy First Minister has announced that Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) will lose its governing board today at Holyrood, along with other enterprise agencies.  Uncertainty over the future of HIE has spiked since a review of enterprise and skills recommended a single board be introduce...

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Tavish to press the government on islands commitment

MSPs Liam McArthur and Tavish Scott will use a debate in the Scottish Parliament on Thursday to demand cheaper ferry fares for the Northern Isles. The Scottish Parliament will debate a government motion on “Supporting and Strengthening our Island Communities” this Thursday afternoon. The Scottis...

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Tavish critical of SNP for failing crofters again

Essential financial information detailing payments made under the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) will not be issued to crofters until late November, it has been revealed. In a response to a question from Tavish Scott MSP, Agricultural Minister Fergus Ewing MSP admitted, “Letters detailing paymen...

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Shetland must make the most of decommissioning, says Scott

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has called for Shetland to benefit from the predicted increase in decommissioning over the next ten years. Oil and Gas UK’s report, Decommissioning Insight 2016, published today, identifies that over 100 platforms across the UK and Norway are due to be fully or partially...

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Northern Isles MSPs call for ADS for businesses

Northern Isles MSPs Tavish Scott and Liam McArthur have renewed calls for isles-based businesses to be allowed back into the Air Discount Scheme, following research published by the Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership. In 2011, without any prior consultation, the Scottish Government chose...

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Letter from Edinburgh - Friday 11th November 2016

Thoughts on the results of the US presidential election. 

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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