The SNP government is essentially operating a permanent scheme in one part of Scotland, but not in the equally deserving other island groupsDoes Scottish government favor Hebrides? Feb 26, 2008
The Scottish Executive is committed to providing every community access to affordable broadband services by the end of 2005. Broadband is one of the most important technological developments of our time. While 95 percent of households and businesses already have access to it, we need to ensure that homes and businesses in rural areas, such as the Cairngorms, benefit as wellScottish highlands to get broadband Aug 15, 2005
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.