Northern Isles MSPs repeat calls for Scottish Government to honour fair ferry funding commitment

Northern Isles MSPs, Liam McArthur MSP and Beatrice Wishart MSP have repeated their calls for the Scottish Government to honour its commitment to fair funding for internal ferry services. In a letter to Minister for Public Finance, Kate Forbes, the MSPs drew attention to the acceptance by former ...

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MSPs call out “centralisation by another name”

Beatrice Wishart MSP and Liam McArthur MSP, who represent Shetland and Orkney respectively, have called for reconsideration of reported cuts to the budget for Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). This follows the news that HIE will have their funding cut from almost £72 million in 2018/19 to j...

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Wishart demands apology from the First Minister

Shetland’s MSP Beatrice Wishart has demanded an apology from the First Minister for the delayed Fatal Accident Inquiry into the helicopter crash near Sumburgh airport seven years ago. Four offshore workers were killed when a Super Puma helicopter crashed on its approach to Sumburgh airport in She...

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7th February 2020

Many years ago I worked at COPE in Lerwick for a few months, and it was that ethos of quality placements for people with additional support needs that came to mind when I visited Camphill School’s Murtle Estate in Aberdeen last Friday as Scottish Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson. I was par...

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3rd to 7th February 2020

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