Dogs on leads best to tackle livestock worrying

Scottish Liberal Democrat and Shetland MSP, Beatrice Wishart has today raised the issue of livestock worrying during the Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment (RAINE) committee. The session sought to gather expert views on animal welfare and ideas for future policy.

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Air Discount Scheme website fix

Scottish Liberal Democrat and Shetland MSP, Beatrice Wishart, contacted the Air Discount Scheme team to highlight an airline link issue on their web site for booking code-share flights. The ADS scheme provides residents of Shetland, other island groups, Caithness and north-west Sutherland with a 50% discount on eligible, core services.

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Wishart calls for new hospital

Scottish Liberal Democrat and Shetland MSP, Beatrice Wishart has written to the Cabinet Secretary for Health calling for a new hospital in Shetland. In her letter Ms Wishart asked the Cabinet Secretary to indicate ‘when Shetland will have a new-build hospital fit for the 21st century.’

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Future of croft and farmland - Wishart quizzes expert panel

Shetland MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat, Beatrice Wishart has questioned an expert panel on the future of land use. During a session of the Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment (RAINE) Committee the panel discussed with MSPs the post-Brexit landscape, future of food security, promoting greater biodiversity and supporting women in agriculture.

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Shetland MSP chairs first mental health cross party meeting

Shetland MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat, Beatrice Wishart, has chaired the first meeting of the Cross Party Group (CPG) on Mental Health where it was agreed to hold an inquiry into the impact of Covid-19 on Mental Health. Ms Wishart is a co-convener of the group which is made up of stakeholders and politicians across a range of political persuasions represented in Holyrood. She shares the convenership with MSPs Oliver Mundell (Conservative) and Emma Harper (SNP).

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Shetland MSP Questions FM on fishing safety

Shetland MSP, Scottish Liberal Democrat Beatrice Wishart, asked the First Minister about fishing safety today. Raising the concerns of a constituent, Ms Wishart asked the First Minister what the Scottish Government is doing to help protect vessels and workers at sea.

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Wishart raises isles housing shortage with Minister

Beatrice Wishart, Shetland MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat, asked the Cabinet Secretary for Housing, during a portfolio questions session, to outline the action being taken to tackle island housing shortages. Ms Wishart highlighted that housing shortages disproportionately affect young people and is a significant factor in island depopulation.

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Wishart makes case for local representatives on transport bodies

Shetland’s MSP Beatrice Wishart, took part in a debate on local representation for transport bodies working on behalf of the Scottish Government. Ms Wishart supported the call for reserved seats for island residents on CalMac Ferries Ltd and Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL), and criticised the lack of local representation on Highland and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL) boards.

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Wishart calls for new hope after 're-heated' Programme for Government

Scottish Liberal Democrat and Shetland MSP, Beatrice Wishart, has called for new hope after ‘re-heated’ Programme for Government was brought to the Scottish Parliament. The First Minister outlined the SNP-Green coalition Government’s plans for the next five years in the chamber on Tuesday 7th September.

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Wishart – businesses impacted by Brexit and ferries

Responding to the publication of the Highlands and Islands business panel report today Shetland MSP, Scottish Liberal Democrat, Beatrice Wishart voiced that the Scottish Government should listen to the needs of the Northern Isles. Ferries and Brexit were two key issues spotlighted in the report.

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