Wishart celebrates Shetland’s Local Hero

Shetland’s MSP, Scottish Liberal Democrat Beatrice Wishart, is today celebrating Shetland’s Local Heroes. After a search throughout August and over 20 nominations, Ms Wishart will be contacting all nominees in the coming days.

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Shetland's MSP takes seat on Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee

Shetland's MSP, Beatrice Wishart, has been confirmed as the Deputy Convener of the Scottish Parliament's Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee (RAINE).

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Wishart responds to DEFRA 'Animal Welfare in Transport' consultation findings

Responding to the publication of DEFRA's 'Animal Welfare in Transport' consultation findings, Shetland’s MSP, Scottish Liberal Democrat Beatrice Wishart, highlighted the ongoing need to take proper account of island-specific concerns. Ms Wishart also welcomed DEFRA’s commitment to "further discussions" with "remote rural communities such as the Scottish Islands" in relation to their proposals, including maximum journey times.

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Wishart starts search for Shetland Local Hero

Shetland’s MSP, Scottish Liberal Democrat, Beatrice Wishart, is seeking nominations for Shetland’s Local Hero, someone who made a positive difference to the lives of others and went above and beyond the call of duty during the COVID-19 pandemic. A Shetland resident will receive recognition for their important contribution helping others during the pandemic as part of the Opening Ceremony of the Sixth Session of the Scottish Parliament.

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Wishart: First Minister, listen to teachers

Shetland’s MSP, Scottish Liberal Democrat, Beatrice Wishart today asked the First Minister to listen to teachers and ensure the safety measures they request are in place in education settings before schools return.

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Wishart praises College merger

Shetland’s MSP, Scottish Liberal Democrat Beatrice Wishart, has today welcomed the merger of a new college for Shetland. The new single tertiary-education college, Shetland UHI, brings together Shetland College UHI, Train Shetland and NAFC Marine Centre UHI.

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HIAL strike - Ministers must think again

Shetland MSP, Scottish Liberal Democrat Beatrice Wishart, has said the Scottish Government has allowed the proposed Prospect Union strike to ‘come to this’ and ministers must think again. The proposed strike action is due to take place next Thursday, 29th July, in protest at proposed changes to Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL) air traffic control (ATC).

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Wishart questions ministers on Shetland Tariff

Shetland’s MSP, Scottish Liberal Democrat Beatrice Wishart, has today written to the energy secretaries of the Scottish and UK Government’s asking for their respective outlines for the proposed Shetland Tariff. This comes after local calls for political backing of the proposal.

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Wishart calls for ‘long-Covid’ patients to get in touch

Shetland’s MSP, Scottish Liberal Democrat, Beatrice Wishart is reaching out to ‘long-Covid’ constituents recovering from Covid-19 to gain an understanding of local demand for long-Covid medical assistance in Shetland. There have been calls from ‘long-Covid’ patients for more support.

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Wishart calls for safe summer travel to island communities

Shetland MSP, Scottish Liberal Democrat Beatrice Wishart, today questioned the First Minister to ensure safety this summer as domestic travellers visit rural and islands communities. Reports expect substantial amounts of visitors on ‘staycations’.

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