17th October 2018
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Win for the union but politics ‘must change’

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Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has vowed to make sure that new constitutional arrangements support the islands following a victory for the British union in Shetland – a picture that looked likely to be repeated throughout Scotland.

MSP Tavish Scott.

MSP Tavish Scott.

Mr Scott said after the announcement, “I am very pleased that Shetland has on a huge turnout supported a stronger Scottish Parliament but within a United Kingdom.

“It’s my job to make sure that the new constitutional arrangements support our islands and they help the development of our economy.”

Mr Scott added that an 84 per cent turnout was “uncharted waters” and that while he haad not known what to expect, “it’s a very strong rejection of independence.”

About Peter Johnson

Reporter for The Shetland Times. I have also worked as an employed and freelance reporter and editor for a variety of print and broadcast media outlets and as as a freelance photographer and film maker/cameraman. In addition to journalism, I have experience in construction, oil analysis, aquaculture, fisheries, the health service and oral history.

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