Wishart encourages Shetland students to apply for SAAS before deadline

Shetland MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat Beatrice Wishart is encouraging new and continuing students to submit their online applications for fees, bursaries or loans from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) now.

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Wishart congratulates new council political leader and convener

Scottish Liberal Democrat and Shetland’s MSP, Beatrice Wishart, has congratulated Shetland Islands Council (SIC) new political leader, Emma Macdonald, and convener, Andrea Manson.

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Wishart highlights consultation on future of perinatal mental health care

Shetland MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat Beatrice Wishart is highlighting a Scottish Government consultation on future options to increase capacity of Mother and Baby Units (MBU).

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Wishart calls for progressive stroke service

Scottish Liberal Democrat and Shetland MSP Beatrice Wishart is calling for delivery of progressive stroke service, following a meeting with representatives from the Stroke Association in the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday.

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Wishart holds debate on unexploded bombs clearance

Shetland’s MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat, Beatrice Wishart held a debate on Tuesday evening with support from speakers from every political party in the Scottish Parliament, raising the issue of unexploded ordnance (UXOs) in Scotland’s waters and a preference for clearance by less harmful methods such ‘low order’ detonations. ‘High order’ detonations are frequently used to blow up the weapons on the seabed sending out a loud noise which can be damaging to the auditory systems of marine mammals. This can have serious impacts on the communication and feeding of these social and intelligent creatures.

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SNP/Greens vote down Northern Isles ferries and fuel poverty priorities

Shetland MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat, Beatrice Wishart, moved an amendment voted down by the Scottish Government, which called for targeted support for ferry replacement and tackling fuel poverty in Orkney and Shetland.

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Wishart to bring unexploded bombs debate to Parliament

Shetland’s MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat, Beatrice Wishart, is to bring a debate to the Scottish Parliament highlighting the damage of ‘high order’ detonations to clear unexploded ordnance (UXOs) from marine areas. Supporting the Stop Sea Blasts campaign, Wishart is calling on the Scottish Government to end the use of ‘high order’ detonations and only allow the safer low order deflagration which has been used by the Royal Navy for over 15 years.

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Wishart highlights Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

Shetland MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat Beatrice Wishart has today (Monday 9th May) welcomed the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week, a national awareness raising week focused on mental health, organised by the Mental Health Foundation.

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Ferries: Wishart quizzes Cabinet Secretary on Shetland’s exclusion from national plan

Convening the Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment (RAINE) Committee today (Wednesday 4th May) Shetland’s MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat, Beatrice Wishart quizzed the Cabinet Secretary for the Islands about Shetland’s lifeline internal ferry services exclusion from the Scottish Government's Islands Connectivity Plan.

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Rural musician funding: Wishart welcomes £50,000 Eilidh's Trust fund to support Scotland's young musicians

Young musicians across Scotland are set to benefit from a special £50,000 funding scheme to commemorate five years since the loss of 14-year-old musician Eilidh MacLeod from Barra in the Manchester Arena attack.

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