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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Tavish presses government on future of structural funds

Shetland projects that have benefited from European funding face a financial cliff edge after March 2019. 

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FSB Island Bill Survey

The Federation of Small Businesses are currently conducting research into what it’s like to do business on Scotland’s Islands as part of their work around the Islands Bill. They are looking to get views from local businesses. 

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Tavish Supports Political Studies Association video competition

Tavish Scott MSP is encouraging all local Higher students in the Shetland Isles to take part in the Political Studies Association (PSA)’s Schools’ Video Competition, now in its seventh year. 

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Public halls urged to take part in consultation over rates exemption

Public halls should take part in a consultation on the Water and Sewerage Charges Exemption Scheme, says Shetland MSP Tavish Scott.

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Scott: Government making excuses for teacher shortage

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott has today called on the SNP to tackle the growing teacher shortage after a school in Edinburgh was forced to write to parents to admit that they had been unable to recruit enough Maths teachers. 

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Tavish holds constructive meeting with Michel Barnier

Tavish Scott returned from Brussels after a constructive meeting with Brexit chief negotiator Michel Barnier. 

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Scott to discuss fishing and Brexit with Michel Barnier

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott will travel to Brussels this week, where he will meet with the European Commission chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier.

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Letter from Edinburgh - 18 August 2017

Matt Forde is a comedian. Last weekend my kids took me to the Edinburgh fringe to watch him perform. His show was in one of the many venues in the Pleasance. When Edinburgh is not in festival mode the Pleasance is part of Edinburgh University. But on Sunday night one of its lecture theatres rocked with laughter. Forde does observational politics, some impressions but above all, pokes fun at governments, prime ministers and yes, the President of the United States. 

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23rd August - Northern Isles Digital Forum

Brae Public Hall on Wednesday 23rd August 2017, 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Organised by Alistair Carmichael MP and Tavish Scott MSP 

Participants: 

  • BT 
  • BT Openreach
  • Highlands and Islands Enterprise 
  • Vodafone 
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