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 email@example.com
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.
Become a supporter of Shetland News
Shetland News is asking its many readers to consider start paying for their dose of the latest local news delivered straight to their PC, tablet or mobile phone.
Journalism comes at a price and because that price is not being paid in today’s rapidly changing media world, most publishers - national and local - struggle financially despite very healthy audience figures.
Most online publishers have started charging for access to their websites, others have chosen a different route. Shetland News currently has over 440 supporters who are all making small voluntary financial contributions. All funds go towards covering our cost and improving the service further.
Your contribution will ensure Shetland News can: -
- Bring you the headlines as they happen;
- Stay editorially independent;
- Give a voice to the community;
- Grow site traffic further;
- Research and publish more in-depth news, including more Shetland Lives features.
If you appreciate what we do and feel strongly about impartial local journalism, then please become a supporter of Shetland News by either making a single payment or monthly subscription.
Support us from as little as £3 per month – it only takes a minute to sign up. Thank you.Support Shetland News