Scott’s home rule call beggars belief

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I HAD to check it was not April Fool’s Day when I read ­Tavish Scott’s call for home rule for Orkney and Shetland (17 March).

For a party which apparently wants home rule for the Northern Isles it is ­bizarre that this was not in the Menzies Campbell Home Rule Commission Report which came out in October last year. And it is also at odds with Mr Scott’s call that recom­mendation 31 of the Campbell report is to keep oil and gas revenue at Westminster. In eight years in administration at Holyrood Mr Scott was also rather quiet in terms of demanding such powers for Orkney and Shetland.

Alex Orr, Edinburgh