Wishart comments on the death of Duke of Edinburgh

HIAL is an example of why centralisation should stop

Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate for Shetland Beatrice Wishart has today called for an end to centralisation that damages island communities citing the recent centralisation of air traffic control as another example of it not working for island communities.  

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Wishart demands better digital connectivity for Shetland

Beatrice Wishart, the Scottish Liberal Democrat’s candidate for Shetland has today repeated calls for further action to improve connectivity in Shetland after a recently published NFU Scotland survey highlighted the digital divide impacting those in the rural and farming communities. 

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Wishart calls for urgent clarity around island restrictions

Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate for Shetland, Beatrice Wishart has today called on the Scottish Government to provide urgent clarity around future coronavirus restrictions in the islands.

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Wishart responds to space centre comments

Wishart reveals ‘shattering’ self-harm incident figures

Beatrice Wishart has today called on the next Scottish Government to “put the recovery and mental health services first” after new figures revealed 373 self-harm incidents were reported in Shetland over the last five years.

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Wishart to hold virtual island meetings

Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate for Shetland, Beatrice Wishart, has today announced a series of virtual island meetings for people in remoter islands. 

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Wishart kicks off re-election campaign to put the recovery first in Shetland

Beatrice Wishart has today kicked off her campaign for re-election to be Shetland’s MSP in the upcoming Scottish Parliament elections. The campaign kick-off has been marked by the release of a new campaign video where Beatrice sets out her priorities and ambitions for Shetland.


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Island impact assessment to be made on free bus travel scheme

Shetland MSP Beatrice Wishart has today welcomed news that the Scottish Government is to carry out an island impact assessment over the recent announcement of free bus travel to those under the age of 22 with the hope that it would be extended to internal ferry travel in the islands. 

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Northern Isles MSPs frustrated at “dismissive” response from Minister

Northern Isles MSPs Beatrice Wishart and Liam McArthur have aired their frustration after receiving an “extraordinarily dismissive” response of the SNP Government after concerns were raised about issues with access to legal aid in Orkney and Shetland.

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