Tavish Scott (born 6 May 1966) is a Scottish politician and Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, having been elected on 26 August 2008 with 59% (1,450) of the votes.
Tavish Scott attended Anderson High School, Lerwick, Shetland and holds a BA from Napier College, Edinburgh (now Napier University). After graduating, he worked as a parliamentary assistant to Jim Wallace, then Member of Parliament for Orkney and Shetland, and then as a Press Officer for the Scottish Liberal Democrats. He then returned to Shetland and became a farmer and also a councillor on Shetland Islands Council and Chairman of the Lerwick Harbour Trust.
Scott was elected the first Member of the Scottish Parliament for Shetland in May 1999. He was also the first parliamentarian for the Shetland Islands as a distinct entity; up to that point there had only been a single UK parliamentary constituency for both Orkney and Shetland.