Wishart highlights benefits of new bomb disposal technology for marine life

Shetland MSP Beatrice Wishart has today sought an update on Scottish Government consideration of new bomb disposal technology that would help reduce the impact on marine life compared to traditional disposal methods. In a Holyrood Environment question session today Ms Wishart said: “It’s estimate...

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Wishart: urgent action needed on fisheries

Shetland MSP Beatrice Wishart has called for urgent action from government to resolve issues hampering Scotland’s fishing industry. Ms Wishart made the comments after a statement in Holyrood on the management of Scotland’s fisheries.

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Wishart secures Covid-19 business support

Shetland MSP Beatrice Wishart has welcomed the announcement of approximately £3 million in additional support for hospitality, retail and leisure businesses in the islands. The move follows representations from Ms Wishart to the Scottish Government to help businesses affected by lockdown measures...

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Students need rent rebates as lessons go online

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Beatrice Wishart MSP has called on the Scottish Government to urgently publish clear and detailed guidance to help students prepare for the new academic term, following confirmation that the majority of...

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More than 2,200 racist incidents in schools

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Beatrice Wishart MSP has today encouraged the Scottish Government to consider how it can tackle racist incidents in schools after research from the party revealed more than 2,200 incidents in the past three years.  Freedom of information requests a...

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1,500 years of school staff time lost to mental ill health

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Beatrice Wishart MSP has today warned of the “tremendous toll” of mental health absences among staff at Scottish schools, as she revealed that 550,000 school staff days have been lost for mental health reasons since April 2017.  Figures from 25 out...

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