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Mundell to visit – but will he find his way?

Embarrassingly for the Scotland Office, a week ahead of Scottish secretary of state David Mundell's visit, the department is sharing a map which has edited Shetland out of existence.

SCOTLAND’S secretary of state David Mundell will visit the islands next Wednesday to meet representatives of Shetland Islands Council.

Full details of his itinerary are yet to be released, but already some are wondering whether Mundell – who succeeded Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael as Scotland Office minister – will succeed in finding his way to Shetland.

Scotland Office minister David Mundell.

In response to the Scotland Office tweeting a photo flagging up how 6,900 new businesses were set up in Scotland with government support, political activist Miriam Brett suggested: “If you’d like to combat the criticism that you fail to understand the north, I’d start by adding Shetland to your map.”