Friday 24 December 2010

Snow, snow and more snow - a Christmas message from Tavish Scott

Dear Fraser,

What a run in to Christmas - snow, snow and more snow!
The kids have loved it and community spirit has returned to Scotland’s streets and pavements as we’ve dug out neighbours and their cars. But if you’ve been a traveller or commuter from Shetland to Edinburgh or Stirling to Glasgow it’s been ghastly. Trains, planes and automobiles have all struggled. And the number one complaint? Tell people what’s going on. Government at all levels, train operators and airport bosses had better learn that for the future. People need, want and expect accurate information about what’s going on, why and when it will get better. That’s the message for this year.

So as we celebrate Christmas, I want to recognise all those Scots who’ve worked so hard to help people in need through these wintery months. They are the unsung champions across Scotland and deserve our heartfelt thanks and support.

I also want to recognise Scottish servicemen in Afghanistan and in other countries. Our thoughts are with them and their families back home at Christmas time.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Tavish Scott MSP
Leader, Scottish Liberal Democrats