Shetland Times Column 23rd July

The Prospect Union strike next Thursday regarding the centralisation of air traffic services in Inverness should come as no surprise to HIAL (Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd) or the Scottish Government. They have been told time and again that the project is flawed and will result in job losses...

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HIAL strike - Ministers must think again

Shetland MSP, Scottish Liberal Democrat Beatrice Wishart, has said the Scottish Government has allowed the proposed Prospect Union strike to ‘come to this’ and ministers must think again. The proposed strike action is due to take place next Thursday, 29th July, in protest at proposed changes to H...

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Wishart questions ministers on Shetland Tariff

Shetland’s MSP, Scottish Liberal Democrat Beatrice Wishart, has today written to the energy secretaries of the Scottish and UK Government’s asking for their respective outlines for the proposed Shetland Tariff. This comes after local calls for political backing of the proposal.

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Wishart calls for ‘long-Covid’ patients to get in touch

Shetland’s MSP, Scottish Liberal Democrat, Beatrice Wishart is reaching out to ‘long-Covid’ constituents recovering from Covid-19 to gain an understanding of local demand for long-Covid medical assistance in Shetland. There have been calls from ‘long-Covid’ patients for more support.

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Shetland Times Column 26th June

The week started with the long-awaited publication of the report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Given its contents it is no surprise that the SNP Government did not want it released before the election.

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Wishart calls for safe summer travel to island communities

Shetland MSP, Scottish Liberal Democrat Beatrice Wishart, today questioned the First Minister to ensure safety this summer as domestic travellers visit rural and islands communities. Reports expect substantial amounts of visitors on ‘staycations’.

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