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 Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL) air traffic control (ATC).

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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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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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Wishart supports ‘Stamp Out Scams’ campaign

Shetland MSP, Scottish Liberal Democrat Beatrice Wishart, has today welcomed the Royal Mail’s new ‘Stamp out Scams’ campaign. It will provide information on avoiding scams using the Royal Mail brand.

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Shovel ready, sustainable projects sought

Shetland’s MSP, Scottish Liberal Democrat Beatrice Wishart, has welcomed the opening of applications for grants of up to £150,000 today through the new Island Communities Fund (ICF). Grants will be awarded to projects focussed on supporting sustainable island economies and the journey towards net zero.

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Wishart calls for practical visa and Covid-19 advice for artistes

Shetland's MSP, Scottish Liberal Democrat Beatrice Wishart, has today called on the Scottish Government to coordinate practical post-Brexit visa advice along with Covid-19 advice for travelling musicians. New arrangements force artistes to apply for separate visas as they work across Europe.

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Wishart secures timely Covid-19 guidance promise from Minister

In a question session in the Scottish Parliament, Shetland’s MSP, Scottish Liberal Democrat Beatrice Wishart, asked the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands Mairi Gougeon for more timely guidance for life under ‘level zero’ Covid-19 restrictions.

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Wishart voices agriculture sector unease at new trade deals

Shetland’s MSP, Scottish Liberal Democrat Beatrice Wishart, has voiced the concerns of Shetland’s high quality agricultural sector during the first Scottish Parliament debate on the impact of the UK’s new trade deals. The debate follows trade negotiations with Australia, Canada and Japan.

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Wishart highlights Carers’ Week

Shetland MSP’s, Beatrice Wishart has today highlighted Carers Week. The annual campaign seeks to raise awareness of caring running from 7th - 13th June this year with the theme Making Caring Visible and Valued.

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