Tavish holds meeting on Shetland crofting with Minister Aileen McLeod

Tavish Scott MSP will be holding a meeting with Dr Aileen McLeod, Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, in the Cunningsburgh Hall at 12.30 pm.

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Tavish seeks Parliament support for fairer milk prices

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has sought parliamentary support for fairer milk prices for Scotland’s dairy farmers.

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Tavish unsatisfied with assurances from BT on Wideford Hill transmitter

Tavish Scott MSP believes that BT's guarantees to help prevent a repeat of the communications breakdown on the 25th July are inadequate. 

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Tavish presses for action on Calais disruption to help Shetland exports

Shetland fish exports are caught up on the ongoing crisis at the cross Channel ports. Shetland MSP Tavish Scott is today writing to the Scottish Government pressing for concerted action. 

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Tavish Scott & Liam McArthur call on Scottish Government to reverse Police Control Room Closures

Northern Isles MSPs Tavish Scott and Liam McArthur are demanding the Scottish Government reverse Police Scotland’s planned closure of the Aberdeen and Inverness police control rooms later this year. 

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Shetland Times Column

There were many highlights of the Natwest Island Games in Jersey a month ago. One of the best was the 4x100 metres relay women's race where Shetland won gold. The victory was brought home by 17 year old Sophie Moar who built on an outstanding team performance to anchor the 4 girls to gold.

This weekend Sophie is back in action on the track. She has been selected to compete for the Scottish development athletics squad against Wales and Ireland at the Celtic Games in Grangemouth. As she is ranked 4th in Scotland at the long jump in the under 20 age group not only is she running but jumping too. In a busy weekend of sport at home with the senior football inter-county at the Gibbie, many eyes will be on their mobile phone feeds hoping for good news from central belt Scotland. 

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Tavish calls for backup to prevent 999 services disruption

After the communication problems that left much of Sheltand without communications for 5 hours on Saturday and resulted in NHS Shetland having to inform people to attend Gilbert Bain Hospital in person and the Shetland Cost Guard without contact to the mainland, and in addition the closure of Sumburgh airport leading to the cancellation of 11 flights Tavish Scott has called for back up to prevent 999 services disruption in the future. 

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Tavish Scott surgery 29th July

Wednesday 29th July, 5.00-6.00pm; Shetland Parliamentary Office, 171 Commercial Street, Lerwick. 

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Tavish meets with Shetland construction industry

Tavish Scott MSP discussed how to encourage local apprenticeships in construction with members of the industry, along with SDS, HIE and Shetland College. 

 

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Shetland Times Column

People have been asking why the nationalists suddenly got interested in fox hunting in England. They had previously said that this was the kind of issue that SNP MPs would not vote on. It has nothing to do with Scotland. That was a reasonable position. But then came the u turn and the political opportunism of the most blatant kind. Why?

As a political stunt it has dominated the news. That is a shame. Because the tragic deaths of 2 people on the M9 motorway near Stirling is far more important that the unspeakable chasing the uneatable. It is thought that John Yuill died when the car he was driving left the motorway. But his passenger Lamara Bell did not. She waited, badly injured, in the car for three days before Police Scotland investigated the incident which was reported to them on the day of the accident. Three days. Lamara Bell subsequently died in hospital. Two investigations are now underway into what went so tragically wrong.

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