Responding to today’s announcement from the First Minister this afternoon about COVID-19 restrictions in Shetland, Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate for Shetland Beatrice Wishart said:
“Shetland has been left in the dark for too many weeks over what the future holds in terms of the easing of restrictions.
“This long overdue announcement does at last provide some much-needed clarity for people in Shetland, especially for those in the tourism and hospitality sector who have been at a severe disadvantage compared to those on the mainland. It is a shame it has taken this long for an announcement to be made but plans can now actioned.
“I hope that today’s announcement is the start of more clarity from the Scottish Government and, for the sake of transparency, will be accompanied with the publication of the consultation responses.”