NHS Shetland has made compensation payments of more than £300,000 for a catalogue of errors – including failure to make a diagnosis and breaching medical record confidentiality.
Shetland MSP Tavish Scott
Transport Secretary Michael Matheson is facing demands to outline how he will resolve a dispute that has delayed the introduction of cheaper fares on ferries to Orkney.
Strike action at Aberdeen Airport must not disrupt medical flights taken by patients from the islands, a local MSP has warned.
Shetland will no longer be "put in a box" on official maps in Scotland amid complaints that it reinforces the perception that the islands are an “afterthought”.
Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has vowed to keep up the pressure on Scottish ministers to ensure they deliver a long-term solution to fund “lifeline” ferries in the northern isles.
A defeat at Holyrood has left the Scottish Government with “no choice” but to help save lifeline ferries in the northern isles, it was claimed last night.
The Scottish Government will be challenged this week to safeguard the future of lifeline ferry services in the northern isles.