Wishart highlights ‘devastating’ impact of Northlink group booking decision

Shetland MSP Beatrice Wishart has today discussed the impact of Northlink’s decision to cancel tour group bookings for 2021 with the Islands Minister, Paul Wheelhouse.

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Wishart says “islands can’t be an afterthought” in coronavirus decision-making

Shetland MSP Beatrice Wishart will use a speech in Holyrood this afternoon to make clear that the “islands can’t be an afterthought” in coronavirus decision-making. Ms Wishart will be speaking in a debate on the Scottish Government’s proposed Strategic Framework for dealing with COVID-19 which se...

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Wishart calls for “meaningful engagement with communities” in response to new framework

Responding to the Scottish Government’s new strategic framework, Shetland’s MSP Beatrice Wishart commented: “It has been an extremely difficult year, with constant upheaval in every quarter. People are craving certainty, stability, and hope. "We need a plan that can withstand what the virus throw...

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Wishart comments on postponement of new fire and carbon monoxide regulations

Commenting on the Scottish Government’s decision to postpone rollout of new fire and carbon monoxide alarm regulations, after people were only alerted to the planned changes by a private company just months before the February 2021 deadline, Shetland MSP Beatrice Wishart said: “The Scottish Gover...

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Scottish Government should obey doctor’s orders over school staff

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Beatrice Wishart MSP has today written to the Education Secretary to raise concerns about the safety of school staff across Scotland who were asked to shield and propose the implementation of a Danish-inspired scheme, whereby teachers with existing...

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16 October 2020

The trip down to Edinburgh was uneventful. All the Covid safety precautions are in place at Sumburgh and on Loganair, hand sanitiser everywhere, and with only a handful of passengers on board physical distancing was easy. The city centre was a bit busier following the return of students, but the ...

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