Jean Urquhart MSP has welcomed the positive steps being taken in Shetland towards discussions of power being restored to Scotland and its communities.
The Highlands and Islands MSP spent last week in Shetland. Accompanied by MEP Ian Hudghton, Jean visited various local businesses and community groups, as well as conducting interviews with the local press and attending a meeting of the SNP’s Shetland branch.
Commenting, Jean said:
“My particular interest in Shetland certainly started during the last election when I was the SNP candidate.
“It is very similar in so many ways, with the north-west coast of Scotland where I have lived most of my life.
“What is particularly heartening is the growth in the Shetland branch of the SNP.
“I accept that Scotland as an independent nation is not the thought on everyone’s mind, and it is the work of the branch members to raise awareness of the important issues that arise.
“I was particularly enthused by the vitality of the SNP’s branch in Shetland. In the run-up to the referendum on Scotland’s future, it is crucial that our positive message is reinforced across the country.
“Members of the branch will attend National Conference in Perth and I look forward to hearing them speak about Shetland issues from the platform.”