Election 2021

Wishart re-elected as Lib Dems hold Shetland seat

Welcome to Shetland News’ live coverage of the local count for the Scottish Parliament election. The count is taking place in the Clickimin bowls hall where the first ballot box has just been opened. The declaration of who will be Shetland’s next MSP is expected to be made later in the afternoon in the Clickimin […] Shetland News …


SNP defends tactic of not mentioning independence

THE SNP has been accused of running a fraudulent campaign in Shetland and across the country by making next to no mention of Scottish independence in its election pamphlets. Local candidate Brian Nugent of Restore Scotland, the party that wants an independent Scotland to stay outside the EU, also said that according to SNP policy […] Shetland News …


Campaign round up – 13 April 2021

AS CAMPAIGNING in the Scottish Parliament election contest gets under way again after being suspended following the death of Prince Philip, all candidates including those vying for the list rather than the constituent vote are stepping up their game to get their message across to the voters. However, in order to be able to vote […] Shetland News …


Comprehensive and unbiased election coverage

In response to James Paton’s letter of 8 April (A matter of deep unfairness, Shetland News) the BBC rejects his claim that it’s injecting bias into its coverage of the Scottish Parliament elections. Radio Shetland started its election coverage last week interviewing each of the six candidates standing for the constituency seat. They were each […] Shetland News …