Wishart writes to Education Secretary on guidance for island students

Shetland’s MSP Beatrice Wishart has today written to the Education Secretary, John Swinney, to ask him to address an anomaly in guidance for students that currently prevents islanders returning home in the same way that those on the mainland can.

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Real risk childminder services "won't see the other side" of the pandemic without support

Responding to the latest snapshot survey by the Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA), Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Beatrice Wishart MSP has warned of the potential for a “near wipeout” of childminders in Scotland. The SCMA survey found: almost half of childminding busines...

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Wishart urges First Minister to call a halt to air traffic control centralisation

Shetland MSP Beatrice Wishart has today urged the First Minister to call a halt to HIAL’s air traffic control centralisation. The intervention at First Minister’s Questions today follows publication of a report by Prospect showing the project will cost island economies £18m.

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Tories and SNP waste time with sham education debate

Commenting following the debate in the Scottish Parliament on education and independence Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Beatrice Wishart commented: “Instead of using their time to stand up for those at the hard end of the SNP’s decisions, the Tory motion today leans into the con...

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24 September: COVID-19 Update

National Updates Following an increase in cases in COVID-19 cases across Scotland, the following changes were announced by the First Minister in the Scottish Parliament yesterday. These measures will be reviewed after three weeks. Inside people’s homes (from 23 September 2020) Do not meet people...

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18 September 2020

The council’s decision last week to explore options “for achieving political and financial self-determination” resulted in some inaccurate national media stories about Shetland seeking independence. Nothing new there perhaps, and social media wasn’t immune to it either. It is little wonder that c...

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