Wishart challenges Sturgeon to answer questions over SNP failures

Speaking ahead of the visit from Nicola Sturgeon to the Cunningsburgh show, Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate for Shetland Beatrice Wishart said: 

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Lib Dem MEP warns of threat of ‘mackerel war’ with Iceland

A 'mackerel war' with Iceland threatens the future of Scottish fishermen, a Liberal Democrat MEP has warned on a visit to Shetland.

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Cole-Hamilton: Early cancer diagnosis essential

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today said the Scottish Government is failing patients after new figures out today show that it is still missing its own cancer detection target by a wide margin, years after it was supposed to be met.

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Audit shows delayed discharge challenge for critical care

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today said it is no surprise that staff shortages and delayed discharges are taking its toll on every part of the NHS, after a new audit report highlighted critical care units struggling with demand and obstructions.

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Lib Dems concerned government has abandoned R100 timetable

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has called on the Scottish Government to clarify if it has now abandoned its commitment to deliver access to high speed broadband to every household and business in Scotland by 2021.

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Rennie questions whether there will be new management at Fergusons if it is nationalised

Responding to the news that the government has confirmed it is "ready" to nationalise the Ferguson shipyard, Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader Willie Rennie said:

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Rennie demands SNP take action on “poorly devised” pension settlement

Responding to the news that Cabinet Secretary for Health, Jeane Freeman, has referred concerns about NHS pension plans to the Chancellor of the Exchequer for review, Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader Willie Rennie has written to the Health Secretary requesting she take “urgent action” herself to address Scottish consultants’ and surgeons’ concerns, rather than “farm out” the problem to Westminster. 

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Carmichael: SNP in Shetland avoiding independence “like the plague”

Orkney and Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael has today accused the SNP of “desperately” trying to distance themselves from their top priority – independence – and avoiding the word “like the plague” while campaigning in the Shetland by-election.

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Swinson and Wishart highlight scandal of broadband provision in Shetland

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson and Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate for Shetland Beatrice Wishart have today criticised the Scottish Government for “delays and mismanagement” of the R100 programmes and highlighted the problems poor broadband is causing Shetlanders, following a visit to software firm Mesomorphic on the campaign trail in Lerwick.

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Rennie on Labour “repelling” moderates

Responding to the news that Brian Roy has quit Scottish Labour after working for the party for 12 years, Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader Willie Rennie said:

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