Beatrice Wishart

Wishart asks Scottish Government to set out position on new hospital

LOCAL MSP Beatrice Wishart has added her weight to calls for a new hospital for Shetland. She has written to Scottish health secretary Humza Yousaf asking the government to indicate when Shetland will have a “new-build hospital fit for the 21st century”. The Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick has been operating in its current form […] Shetland News …


Latest figures confirm extent of fuel poverty

WITH the latest Scottish house condition figures confirming once again the level of fuel poverty across the isles, energy advisers are reminding people that financial help for home energy improvements is available. According to the Scottish house condition survey published on Tuesday, 14 per cent of dwellings in Shetland are in the least energy efficient category, […] Shetland News …


Bill for remote air traffic control project tops £6m so far

MORE than £6 million has already been spent on controversial plans to centralise air traffic control in the Highlands and Islands to Inverness – proposals which local politicians still want to see halted. Included in Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd’s (HIAL) spend, from April 2018 to November 2020, is £2.6 million on the purchase of […] Shetland News …


MSP repeats call for testing, Fishermen’s Mission funding, archive film exhibition, youth arts grants, offshore SAR contract

SHETLAND MSP Beatrice Wishart has reiterated her call for coronavirus testing for people travelling to the isles after a government official suggested island communities with low infection rates should be protected. National clinical director professor Jason Leitch said this morning in a parliament committee: “I would say if Orkney get to single figure numbers, we […] Shetland News …