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In 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2016 Tavish Scott was elected as Member of the Scottish Parliament for Shetland which, at some 300 miles from Edinburgh, is the furthest constituency from Holyrood, and is a constituency made up of a group of islands closer to Norway than they are to Edinburgh.

Representing Shetland's interests in Edinburgh mean that, as well as the usual health, education, and housing issues all MSPs have to deal with, I have to keep in touch with fishing, aquaculture, crofting & farming, and energy (oil and renewables) issues. And, of course, transport is always a major issue, which affects all aspects of island life, and indeed of the life of the islands MSP as I travel back and forwards between Shetland and Edinburgh.

Personal Interests:
Golf, Up Helly Aa, cinema and playing any game my children are currently interested in.

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Trade Union Membership:
NFU Associate


    Anderson High School, Lerwick
    Napier College, BA (Hons) in Business Studies, graduated 1989

    Career History:

    1989 - 1990
    Parliamentary researcher Jim Wallace MP for Orkney and Shetland
    1990 - 1992
    Press Officer Scottish Liberal Democrats, Edinburgh
    1992 - 1999
    Farmer, Shetland
    1994 - 1999
    Chairman and Trustee Lerwick Harbour Trust
    Shetland Islands Councillor
    1997 - 1999
    Director Shetland Islands Tourism

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