News from Orkney and Shetlands MSPs

Orcadian Column, 14 December 2023

Tattie picking pushes it hard but gathering kelp was comfortably the most unpleasant task I had growing up in the late 70s and early 80s. Child labour laws are more stringent nowadays, and kelp harvesting no longer takes place to any real extent...

12 Dec 2023
Beatrice Wishart MSP stands at her lectern in the Scottish Parliament

Wishart debates tunnel future

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for Shetland and rural affairs spokesperson Beatrice Wishart led the Scottish Parliament’s first ever debate on fixed links today with proposals to transform how Scotland’s island and rural communities are connected.

6 Dec 2023