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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Scott backs transparency campaign "Get It Minuted"

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has today called on the Scottish Government to improve transparency and accountability, warning that “There can only be one reason that government ministers do not keep a formal record of a meeting. They have something to hide."

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Scott presses government for isles transport fund for sport

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott today called for a travel fund for island sportspeople which he said was “long overdue.”  

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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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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