Jamie welcomes Shetland’s new MSP to Holyrood

Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston has welcomed Beatrice Wishart to the Scottish Parliament as the new Shetland MSP was sworn in this afternoon.

The Scottish Conservative MSP said: “It is an enormous privilege to represent the island communities in Holyrood, and I wish Beatrice Wishart the best of luck.

“While we represent different parties, and there are bound to be many issues on which we disagree, I look forward to working with Beatrice on many common issues affecting Shetland, as I did with her predecessor, Tavish Scott.

“We must all be united in arguing for a better deal for Shetland from the Scottish Government, and ensuring that the promises made by the SNP are not forgotten now that the by-election campaign is over”.