Tavish receives response from Scottish Government on broadband

Following a letter to the Scottish Government earlier this month on the commitment to deliver 100% superfast broadband by 2021, Tavish today received a response from Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing. 

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Northern Isles representatives call for stability after referendum result

Following the result of the referendum on the European Union, Orkney and Shetland’s MSPs and MP have called for a period of stability before any decisions about the UK’s withdrawal from the EU are made.Voters in both Orkney and Shetland supported the UK’s continued membership of the EU, with the ...

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Tavish raises discard ban with Rural Economy Secretary

Tavish today questioned the Scottish Fisheries Minister over the implementation of the discard ban.Noting concerns raised by Shetland's white fish industry and the Shetland Fishermen's Association on choke species, Tavish called for Fergus Ewing to meet with the industry in Shetland.

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Tavish pushes Scottish Government on support for Shetland and Scalloway colleges

During a Holyrood debate on further and higher education this week, Tavish highlighted the federal structure of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) and the need for its partner institutions, which include Shetland College and NAFC, to be treated equally. Tavish recently met with the...

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Tavish Scott highlights Refugee Festival in Parliament

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has lodged a Parliamentary Motion highlighting the annual Refugee Festival Scotland which begins today (14th June) and runs until 26th June.Over the next two weeks a variety of events will be held across the country celebrating the contributions refugees make to life in ...

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Tavish questions First Minister on decommissioning commitment

During today’s First Minister’s Questions, Shetland MSP Tavish Scott questioned Nicola Sturgeon on her commitment to ensuring oil and gas decommissioning work remains in Scotland. 

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Tavish supports Volunteers' Week 2016

Tavish supports Volunteers' Week 2016

Tavish Scott MSP has highlighted the contribution volunteers make across Shetland as part of the UK-wide Volunteers’ Week, which runs from 1-12 June. This year’s campaign celebrates the power of volunteering and encourages more people to consider voluntary roles in their communities. Over a quar...

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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 and 2011. Mr Scott is the current Scottish Liberal Democrat Spokesman for Transport, Rural Affairs, Fisheries, Environment and Sport. He is a member of the Scottish Parliament’s Public Audit Committee and Referendum Committee and he is also a member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. Read more