Wishart holds virtual meeting with Shetland’s MSYPs about issues facing young people

Shetland MSP, Beatrice Wishart, last week held a virtual meeting with local MSYPs, Jonathan Dorrat and Leighton Anderson to talk about issues affecting young people in Shetland. The meeting followed previous engagement between the MSYPs and the MSP on issues affecting young islanders.

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Wishart secures commitment to introduce testing at island entry points

Shetland MSP Beatrice Wishart has today secured a commitment from the Scottish Government for testing to be introduced at island entry points.

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Wishart receives clarity from Scot Gov on ferry vouchers

Shetland MSP, Beatrice Wishart has received assurance from the Scottish Government that current concessionary ferry vouchers which are due to expire at the end of March will remain valid until September 2021.

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Wishart launches petition on HIAL centralisation

Scottish Liberal Democrat Shetland MSP Beatrice Wishart has today launched a petition aimed at halting the current centralisation of air traffic control and introduction of remote control towers and calls for a better modernisation programme for Highlands and Islands airports to be considered.

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Lib Dems secure meeting over testing at entry points

Scottish Liberal Democrat Northern Isles representatives have secured a meeting with the Scottish Government over the recent demands to look at the introduction of testing at island entry points.

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New figures show one in five homes in Shetland are in extreme fuel poverty

Shetland MSP Beatrice Wishart has today called for a needle-sharp focus on tackling fuel poverty in Shetland after newly published figures published by the Scottish Government showed that nearly one in three households in Shetland are currently living in fuel poverty.

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Northern Isles MSPs call for ‘island-specific approach’ to live animal transport changes

Orkney and Shetland’s MSPs, Liam McArthur and Beatrice Wishart, have today (Tuesday) repeated calls for the Scottish Government to consider a more tailored and island-specific approach to proposed changes to live animal transport arrangements.

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Northern Isles representatives demand meeting to force consideration of testing at island entry points

Isles representatives, Beatrice Wishart MSP, Alistair Carmichael MP and Liam McArthur MSP have today called for an urgent meeting with the Scottish Government so that serious consideration can be given to mass testing at entry points to the Scottish islands.

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Immediate action needed to tackle geographical legal aid constraints

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Beatrice Wishart has today welcomed the suggestion from the Scottish Government to look at geographical inequalities that exist for people seeking legal aid, but warned that immediate action is needed to support those in the islands who are currently seeking legal aid assistance.

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Survey shows HIAL centralisation rejected by 92% of surveyed Islanders

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Beatrice Wishart today revealed that a recent survey of people in Shetland shows that 92% of those who responded are against the current remote towers plan to centralise air traffic control away from Sumburgh. 

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