Broadband: Wishart highlights Whalsay communities missing out

Scottish Liberal Democrat and Shetland MSP, Beatrice Wishart has highlighted BT’s work to lay a new subsea broadband connection to Whalsay will not benefit all of the communities on the island. This comes as the Auditor General for Scotland provided an update on the Scottish Government’s R100 programme.

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Crown Estate Board vacancies: MSP urges islanders to apply

Shetland’s MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat, Beatrice Wishart has urged islanders to apply for membership of the Board of Crown Estate Scotland, the public corporation which manages land, seabed and coastline across and around Scotland. The organisation is keen to attract applications from people representing island communities. The closing date for completed applications is 18 March 2022.

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Asthma and Lung UK: Wishart welcomes launch

Shetland MSP, Scottish Liberal Democrat and Lung Health Champion in the Scottish Parliament, Beatrice Wishart has welcomed the launch of Asthma and Lung UK after a merger of Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation.

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Wishart presses for dog welfare action to help prevent livestock worrying

Scottish Liberal Democrat and Isles representative Beatrice Wishart MSP has quizzed the Scottish Government on action it can take to ensure the welfare of ‘latchkey’ dogs. These dogs are able to escape from private gardens leaving them at increased risk of dognapping and in some cases are responsible for livestock worrying without the knowledge of the owner.

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Wishart welcomes Russian tanker port ban

Scottish Liberal Democrat and Isles MSP, Beatrice Wishart has joined voices across the Northern Isles in opposing Russian oil tankers access to ports.

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Wishart calls for recognised scheme to help cannabis patients

Shetland MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat, Beatrice Wishart, has questioned the Scottish Government about the need for clarity for medical cannabis users. Asking the Cabinet Secretary for Justice whether a scheme was being developed to assist medical cannabis patients avoid warnings, fines or other criminal footprints, for possession of cannabis Wishart pointed to the Cancard scheme already established.

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Wishart quizzes RBS HQ on Lerwick branch closure

Scottish Liberal Democrat and Shetland MSP, Beatrice Wishart has quizzed the Royal Bank of Scotland’s headquarters over the lack of additional resources provided to the Lerwick RBS branch after it was forced to close last week due to a Covid-19 outbreak among staff. Wishart questioned why staff were not brought north to keep the bank open.

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Aquaculture and Fisheries: Wishart seeks clarity on new funding scheme grants and loans

Shetland MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat, Beatrice Wishart, during a session of the Rural Affairs, Natural Environment and Islands Committee, sought clarity from the Cabinet Secretary on a new funding scheme for aquaculture and fisheries.

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BBC: Wishart - voices support for local Shetland service

Shetland MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat, Beatrice Wishart has voiced her support for the BBC highlighting its cultural importance and praising local radio services. Speaking in a members debate brought by Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton Wishart said of Radio Shetland that it allowed for ‘a space to gather and experience our shared culture’ as well as providing respected ‘impartial coverage of island events’.

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Wishart reveals Shetland is among areas worst hit by energy price rise

Beatrice Wishart, Shetland MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat, has revealed data analysed by her party showing Shetland is among areas worst hit by energy price rise. Using figures from the Scottish Energy Hub reveals that every area of Scotland will see at least a £990 average rise in energy costs compared to December 2020. Shetland will see prices rise by £1,528 to £3,245.

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