Scottish Parliament

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 …


Campaign round up – 6 April 2021

LIBERAL Democrat candidate for Shetland Beatrice Wishart has called on the Scottish Government to provide urgent clarity around future coronavirus restrictions in the islands. It has been a month since first minister Nicola Sturgeon announced plans to ease restrictions on the Scottish mainland from 26 April. At the same time, she confirmed that the Scottish […] Shetland News …


Candidates condemn outdated views on same sex marriage

A NUMBER of local candidates contesting the forthcoming Scottish Parliament election have condemned comments made by independent candidate Peter Tait who is standing on the single issue of opposing same-sex marriage. Tait’s candidacy became public knowledge on Wednesday after nominations for the election closed. The former mussel farmer said he feels that same-sex marriage was […] Shetland News …