Tavish calls for three year funding for Voluntary Action Shetland

Tavish has today called on the Scottish Government to introduce a more stable funding system for voluntary organisations. 

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Northern Isles MSPs call for island pilot Crown Estate scheme

Northern Isles representatives have jointly called on the Scottish Government to introduce pilot schemes for the management of the seabed in Shetland and Orkney. 

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Tavish congratulates newly elected MSYPs

Charlie Haddon and Sonny Thomason have been elected to represent Shetland’s young people at the Scottish Youth Parliament. The results of the election were announced earlier today at Isleburgh Community Centre, with 1059 people taking part in the vote. 

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Letter from Edinburgh - Friday 17th March 2017

I got the best email ever this week. It was entitled “MSP View on an Important Issue.”

As I read that I envisaged a demand for the Scott take on Nicola Sturgeon’s headlong rush into another referendum just two years after saying it was a “once in a lifetime” event. Which side, I deliberated, would this request come from? 

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Tavish - Sturgeon backs forcing Shetlanders on the boat

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Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has blasted the First Minister after she backed NHS Shetland’s plans to make Shetlanders travelling to Aberdeen for hospital appointments use the boat.

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Tavish to press First Minister on reversal of NHS Shetland travel policy

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott will tomorrow seek to question First Minister Nicola Sturgeon over the changes to NHS Shetland’s travel policy announced earlier this week. 

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Tavish expresses concerns about NHS Shetland travel decision

Tavish has called for NHS Shetland to look closely at the impact of its decision to change its travel policy. NHS Shetland’s board today voted for patients in need of treatment in Aberdeen to be offered ferry travel, with only a few exceptions for those requring travel by plane.  

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Tavish to make fresh call for ferry fares reduction in Parliament

Tavish will today use a debate on accessible tourism to call on the Scottish Government to reduce ferry fares to and from Orkney and Shetland. 

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Tavish responds to referendum announcement

Commenting after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced plans to seek permission for another independence referendum, Shetland MSP Tavish Scott said:

“And so it begins again. Just two years after putting the country through one divisive referendum, the SNP are using the chaos of Brexit to force another one. Shetland made its position very clear in voting to remain in the EU and even more so, by wishing to be part of the UK. That is what I want to see happen.

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Scott and McArthur welcome progress on forensic facilities

Northern Isles MSPs Tavish Scott and Liam McArthur have welcomed the Scottish Government’s commitment to providing forensic testing services for victims of sexual assault In Orkney and Shetland. 

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