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Tavish Scott

Tavish Hamilton Scott MSP is a Scottish politician and MSP for Shetland. He was Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats from 2008 to 2011. He stepped down after the 2011 Scottish Parliamentary election, in which the Liberal Democrats were reduced to five seats, down from 16 in the previous parliament. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Scott blasts ferry service 'bribe'
2014-05-28
Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has criticised the Scottish government after a scheme offering cheaper ferry fares on the west coast was not extended to the Northern Isles. The road equivalent tariff scheme has operated in the Western Isles since 2008 and ...
(Shetland Times Online)
  1. Further reaction over RET from the Northern Isles

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Lib Dems fear No campaign is struggling to win over crucial voters
2014-03-28
Shetland MSP and former leader Tavish Scott said Better Together campaign leader Alastair Darling put a strong intellectual case for the union, but failed to win over “crucial” voters. He said: “I think the key part of the electorate that is ...
(stv.tv)
  1. Cracks turn to splits as No camp crisis deepends
  2. Rennie: Better Together needs 'sunshine strategy'
  3. Clegg: voters must resist lure of false patriotism offered by Scottish ...

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Shetland home rule: Tavish Scott and Lord Lamont
2014-03-18
The northernmost parts of the UK have lost powers under the Scottish government, said an MSP talking of home rule and transferring powers. Shetland MSP Tavish Scott claimed "Edinburgh does not tend to pay much attention to the islands", and there were ...
(BBC News)
  1. Island referendum petition launched
  2. Shetland and Orkney 'should get vote on whether to leave Scotland'

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Call centre petition launched
2014-02-25
Meanwhile Shetland MSP Tavish Scott is demanding a meeting with fire board chiefs over the proposal to close the fire control room in Inverness. He and Shetland Islands Council convenor Malcolm Bell have argued for the Inverness control room needs to ...
(Shetland Times Online)
  1. Calls for single local emergency control room

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Fire control room will close
2014-01-30
MSP Tavish Scott. Shetland MSP Tavish Scott said that it was “disappointing to hear of yet more raids on rural services” and that the closure of the fire control room in Inverness would be “a tremendous loss to the region.” The Scottish Fire and Rescue ...
(Shetland Times Online)
  1. Inverness control room closure confirmed

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Scott secures oncology debate to raise Shetland concerns
2014-01-08
Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has secured a debate in the Scottish Parliament in an effort to seek answers over the shortage of specialist clinical oncologists in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and the knock-on problems caused for patients in Shetland. The issue ...
(Shetland Times Online)
  1. Broadband commitment

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Call to probe broadband services
2014-01-03
Shetland MSP Tavish Scott. SHETLAND MSP Tavish Scott is calling on telecom regulator OFCOM to investigate the quality of broadband services to the islands. Following damage to the Faroese Shefa 2 fibre optic cable that connects Shetland with the rest ...
(Shetland News)
  1. Cable break leaves customers with no broadband

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LibLink: Tavish Scott MSP: Scots should put money on devo plus.
2013-12-29
Tavish Scott has been writing for the Scotsman, comparing the necessary treaty for a currency union which would be required between an independent Scotland and the UK, and the idea of “Devo Plus” which, he argues, would give the Scottish Government ...
(Liberal Democrat Voice)
  1. Tavish Scott: Scots should put money on Devo Plus

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Tavish Scott: White paper won't have all answers
2013-11-20
WHERE were you when earth shaking news erupted across the globe? On the 50th anniversary of US president John F Kennedy's assassination, the impact on people is seared into their memories. Whether the same will apply to the much-hyped Nationalist ...
(Scotsman)
  1. Scottish Written Answer - S4W-18243 - Tavish Scott

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