Wishart raises brain tumour awareness

Shetland’s MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat, Beatrice Wishart, has raised awareness for brain tumours this World Cancer Day (Friday 4th February). It is also the 20th anniversary of Cancer Research UK's formation following the merger of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund and the Cancer Research Campaign.

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Wishart welcomes Distance Aware Scheme and calls for greater availability

Shetland MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat Beatrice Wishart has today welcomed the launch of a new Distance Aware Scheme and called for its greater availability. The Scheme provides those who are worried about Covid-19 with badges and lanyards. The badges display a yellow shield, indicating the wearer would like others to give them extra space.

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Wishart challenges Scottish Government on Endometriosis report

In Topical questions today, Scottish Liberal Democrat and Shetland MSP Beatrice Wishart asked the Scottish Government what action it will take in response to a report by Endometriosis UK recommending changes to improve diagnosis and treatment of the condition. The report published this weekend found that care for the condition in Scotland was not meeting the ‘base level’.

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Wishart raises consideration for North Isles fixed-links

Shetland MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat, Beatrice Wishart has raised with the Scottish Government the consideration of North Isles fixed-links. A Scottish Government statement issued on Thursday on the second Strategic Transport Projects Review recommended further investigation of potential fixed links for the Outer Hebrides and for Mull and the Scottish Mainland. The statement does not mention fixed links for the Northern Isles.

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Wishart supports Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Scottish Liberal Democrat and Shetland MSP, Beatrice Wishart is supporting Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. The week will run between 17th-23rd January. Ms Wishart has signed a motion in Parliament seeking to remove barriers which prevent some from attending screenings.

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Wishart presents CPG Poverty to Standards Committee

Shetland MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat, Beatrice Wishart, presented the Cross Party Group on Poverty to the Standards Committee this morning which was subsequently approved. The new group aims to act as a forum for exploring the drivers of and solutions to poverty in Scotland.

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Wishart contributes to Endometriosis debate

Shetland MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat, Beatrice Wishart, has contributed to a member’s debate on Endometriosis. Highlighting the painful condition and the impact it has on the lives of women and girls Ms Wishart emphasised the long average wait of eight and a half years for diagnosis and need for wider information about the condition.

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HIAL: Wishart asks for breakdown of money spent on project

Scottish Liberal Democrat and Shetland MSP, Beatrice Wishart, has written to the Transport Minister seeking a breakdown of spending on Highland and Islands Airports Ltd’s (HIAL) Air Traffic Management Strategy (ATMS). This follows the cancellation of the tender exercise for procurement for a remote tower project and a reported £9 million spent on the project up to the 30th November 2021.

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Test change: Wishart seeks Long Covid treatment assurance

Shetland MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat, Beatrice Wishart, questioned the First Minister during the recalled session of the Scottish Parliament today. The First Minister announced a change to PCR confirmatory testing requirements. Ms Wishart asked for clarification that this change would not hinder those who later develop Long Covid from getting the treatment they need in the future.

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Wishart implores for donations to Afghanistan crisis appeal

Scottish Liberal Democrat and Shetland MSP, Beatrice Wishart, is encouraging donations to the Afghanistan crisis appeal after a special briefing for MSPs from the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). The briefing highlighted the rise of pneumonia in children, linked to the malnourishment across the country.

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