Commenting on the Scottish Government's decision to increase the rate of Air Discount Scheme Shetland MSP Tavish Scott who has been campaigning for this, said,
"Air fares are a huge factor for islanders travelling to the Scottish mainland. The increase in ADS is good. It is what Islanders have been pressing for. I hope the Scottish Government will now reverse their earlier decision to cut back on the eligibility for the scheme. This has not helped working people across Shetland. So I will continue to make the case for the full ADS to be implemented by this government. That would be the progress we need."