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Is not the reality for parents and teachers unspent pupil equity fund money, unfilled headteacher vacancies and more bureaucracy in classrooms through yet more guidance? If the education secretary wants to work with teachers, as he has said to Parliament today, why does he not listen to primary 1 teachers and drop national testing of four-year-old and five-year-old boys and girls?
8. To ask the Scottish Government what progress is being made in developing coach park facilities for the Jarlshof site in Shetland. (S5O-03389)
Sumburgh hotel, local bus businesses and the cruise line industry have been told for three years that Historic Environment Scotland, the agencies and the Government would sort out those coach park facilities, but all that we have had has been endless buck passing. Why?
Former Liberal Democrat MSP for Shetland Islands
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
Left the Scottish Parliament on 15 July 2019 — Resigned
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