Tavish commends work of Shetland youth services in Parliament

Shetland MSP, Tavish Scott highlighted the benefits of local services during a debate on young people and youth work yesterday.

Speaking in Parliament, he paid tribute to Shetland Islands Council’s youth services and the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, which works with young people to develop employability skills through its leadership programme.

Shetland’s MSP also took the opportunity to highlight the work of Lerwick-based charity Mind Your Head, an organisation which relies on young volunteers to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing.

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Tavish welcomes Shetland population increase

Shetland MSP, Tavish Scott, has welcomed this week's development that the number of residents in Shetland has increased by seven per cent, with the permanent population of Scotland's 93 inhabited islands now standing at 103,700. Last December, the Bank of Scotland Quality of Life Survey ranked Orkney as having the best quality of life in Scotland, with Shetland in second place for the third year running and the Western Isles moving up to third place. 

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Tavish responds to Loganair resignation

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has urged the next Loganair Chief Executive to prioritise the needs of passengers, following the resignation of Stewart Adams yesterday.

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Tavish calls for more fire service recruitment

Shetland MSP, Tavish Scott, has written to the Scottish fire chief asking what they are doing to recruit more people to the service before a tragedy happens.

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Tavish presses issues with new Loganair Operations Director

Tavish Scott and Orkney MSP, Liam McArthur, today met with Maurice Boyle, Operations Director at Loganair, who was appointed in November 2015.

 

 

 

 

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Tavish holds Government to account over CAP delay

Shetland MSP, Tavish Scott, asked the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment, Richard Lochhead, in Parliament today how many eligible crofters and farmers had not received any common agricultural policy basic payment by 6 January 2016.

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Tavish - Islands Bill must reverse central government power grab

Shetland MSP, Tavish Scott, has released his response to the Consultation on Provisions for a Future Islands Bill. The consultation could reverse 8 years of centralisation imposed on the three island councils. Tavish Scott has pressed the Scottish Government to ensure that future legislation is ‘island-proofed’. This means proposed government laws and proposals would recognise the particular needs of islands communities. The Scottish Parliament could decide to transfer functions and responsibilities to the islands.

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Tavish's Statement on Emergency Landing at Sumburgh

Tavish Scott has contacted Loganair regarding the emergency landing on Wednesday evening by a Loganair flight from Aberdeen. Flight BE6780 had 49 passengers on board and was forced to land on one engine, declaring a full emergency at Sumburgh.

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Tavish Scott and Liam McArthur Statement Following Election Court Verdict

In a joint statement following the special election court clearing Alistair Carmichael MP, Tavish Scott and Liam McArthur said: 

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Crofting Minister sidelines Shetland from Crofting priorities

Northern Isles MSP’s Tavish Scott and Liam McArthur have today reiterated calls for crofting reforms to be tailored to better fit local circumstances.

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