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Althing hustings at the Tingwall hall at the weekend - Photo: ShetNews

FOLLOWING the weekend’s election hustings in Tingwall Hall, the four Shetland constituency candidates will come together for three more head-to-head dates next week.

It is just over two weeks until people are asked to cast their vote in the Scottish Parliament elections.

Robina Barton for Labour, sitting MSP Tavish Scott, main challenger Danus Skene from the SNP, and Tory candidate Cameron Smith have all confirmed their presence Brae High School’s hustings at 2pm next Wednesday (27 April).

Later the same day, the four candidates gather at the Shetland Museum and Archives to be quizzed by a 100-strong audience, hosted by BBC Radio Shetland’s news team.

This event starts at 7pm and tickets are still available by e-mailing radio.shetland@bbc.co.uk 

The event will be broadcast after the following day’s Good Evening Shetland bulletin.

Finally, the local branch of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is holding its own event at the same venue on Friday 29 April, starting at 6pm.

The FSB hustings will focus on how to create resilient local economies and communities by taxing fairly, regulating sensibly and spending locally, but will also give people the opportunity to quiz candidates on a wide range of local issues.

Local FSB branch chairman Ian Brown said: “Scotland is at a crossroads and whichever road we take now will affect the country for many years to come. This election really matters.

“To attend please register at http://broadfordhustings.eventbrite.co.uk, and if you would like to ask a question, please email it to david.richardson@fsb.org.uk