Tavish Scott MSP Shetland Islands, Liberal Democrat, Scottish Liberal Democrats Spokesperson for Transport, Rural Affairs, Fisheries, Environment and Sport


Tavish Scott

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    Scottish Liberal Democrats Spokesperson for Transport, the Environment and Europe 1999-2000; Member, Scottish Parliamentary Bureau 2000-01, 2007; Scottish Liberal Democrats Spokesperson for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning, Highlands and Islands 2001-03; Deputy Minister for: Parliament 2000-01, Finance, Public Service Reform and Parliamentary Business 2003-05; Minister for Transport and Telecommunications/Transport 2005-07; Scottish Liberal Democrats: Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth 2007-08, Spokesperson for: Business and the Economy 2011-12, Transport, Rural Affairs, Fisheries, Environment and Sport 2012-.
  • Scottish Parliamentary Committee

    Public Audit; Devolution (Further Powers).
  • Electoral history

    MSP for Shetland constituency since 6 May 1999.
  • Party groups

    Leader, Scottish Liberal Democrats 2008-11.
  • All party groups (office-holding)

    Golf Group: Deputy Convener 2007-13, Convener 2013-; Convener: Oil and Gas Group 2012-, Scottish Economy Group 2013-.
  • Countries of interest

    Canada, USA.
  • International bodies

    Member, executive committee, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (Scotland Branch).

Election record for Shetland Islands, 05 May 2011

Party Percentage of votes
Liberal Democrat 47.51%
Independent 30.29%
Scottish National Party 12.08%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Scott, Tavish Liberal Democrat 4,462 47.51
Fox, Billy Independent 2,845 30.29
Urquhart, Jean Scottish National Party 1,134 12.08
Kerr, Jamie Labour 620 6.6
Cross, Sandy Conservative 330 3.51
Majority 1,617 votes
Electorate 17,505
Turnout (9,391) 53.65%

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