Highlands and Islands Greens
Highlands and Islands Greens

Audit Scotland Report – Green MSP Commends Shetland Council Progress

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

Shetland Council has been commended by Eleanor Scott, Green MSP for the Highlands and Islands, for the start the local authority has made in addressing the concerns raised by the Account’s Commission in March 2005.

Dr Scott said, “Audit Scotland’s report released today shows that Shetland Council has made a good start on addressing the issues raised previously.  After many years of prosperity, Shetland Council is faced with changing circumstances and the need to adjust to those changes.  Of course some of the initiatives identified are at an early stage and there are difficulties that come with providing services for a relatively isolated but distinctive area such as Shetland, but I’d like to urge the Council to implement and monitor their changes thoroughly and speedily.”