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SCOTTISH transport minister Keith Brown has agreed to meet the new council after the May election to discuss transport issues ranging from fuel bills to ferries.

Mr Brown’s commitment was welcomed by Lerwick south candidate Iain Morrison who stands on a SNP ticket.

Mr Morrison said: “The SNP has shown real commitment to transport in the islands and it is great that the national Transport Minister has been so willing to work with anyone and everyone to ensure the best services we can.

“I know the SNP government is keen to ensure a fitting service for Shetland, and much of the work that is ongoing will make our services better.  The personal commitment of the minister to ensure the dry dock problems are never repeated shows the SNP understands the problems we face.

“It has been a great shame that some LibDem politicians have been more interested in playing politics with our services rather than putting in some hard graft to actually work with the council and government to make them better.  The key issue for all transport services is the ever increasing price of fuel.

“If elected, I and all the other SNP candidates will continue in this spirit, fighting Shetland’s corner but working with the national government, drawing on expertise and support to apply best practice to our needs and we will put action on fuel prices at the top of the agenda.”