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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Tavish Scott & Liam McArthur Reiterate Calls for 50% ADS Discount

Local MSPs Liam McArthur and Tavish Scott have reiterated their calls for Scottish Ministers to act to bring down the cost of fares on lifeline air services to and from Northern Isles.  

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Tavish meets Islanders Air Campaign

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott is meeting the Islands air campaign today in Holyrood. 

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Farmers must be heard on reintroduction of wild species

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Tavish Scott today called on the Scottish Government to work more closely with farmers when taking decisions over the reintroduction of wild animal species in Scotland.

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Tavish on the state of Shetland's fish stocks

Commenting on a NAFC analysis of the latest European fisheries science Shetland MSP Tavish Scott said:

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Tavish demands inquiry into near ferry miss

Tavish Scott MSP has called for the Marine Accident Investigation Branch to look into a near miss in Kirkwall when the northern isles ferry Hrossey was forced to swerve to avoid hitting another vessel.

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Tavish congratulates local group on anti litter campaign

Tavish Scott MSP has congratulated all involved at Anderson High School, Brae High School and JJ Jamieson for an excellent anti litter production called Curse of the Bruck Monster. 

You can watch the video here

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Tavish - Feast of sport at Island Games

The isles’ bi-annual friendly games is the perfect opportunity to promote the benefits of participation to outlying communities, writes Tavish Scott.

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Shetland Times Column 3rd April 2015

Many of us take the police for granted. Like an ambulance when you need it or a fire engine if the house goes up in flames. Police officers in Commercial Street or in a car around the islands.

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Budget 2015 – no help for oil and gas industry

The absence of any help in the 2015 Tory Budget for the oil & gas industry will be raised in Aberdeen today. Shetland MSP Tavish Scott is meeting the Chief Executive of the Oil and Gas Authority and UK Oil and Gas, the industry trade body. 

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