Shetland is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament ( Holyrood). It elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the first past the post method of election. Also, however, it is one of eight constituencies in the Highlands and Islands electoral region, which elects seven additional members, in addition to eight constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.
Electoral region [ edit ]
Shetland is part of the Highlands and Islands electoral region; the other seven constituencies of are
Argyll and Bute, Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Inverness and Nairn, Moray, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Orkney and Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch.
The region covers most of
Argyll and Bute council area, all of the Highland council area, most of the Moray council area, all of the Orkney Islands council area, all of the Shetland Islands council area and all of Na h-Eileanan Siar.
Constituency boundaries and council area [ edit ]
The Shetland constituency was created at the same time as the Scottish Parliament, in
1999, to cover the Shetland Isles council area. In the House of Commons of the British Parliament at ( Westminster), the council area is covered by the Orkney and Shetland constituency, which also covers the Orkney Islands council area. 
Member of the Scottish Parliament [ edit ]
It has been represented by
Tavish Scott, former Scottish Liberal Democrat leader, since the 1999 election.
Election results [ edit ]
Scottish Parliament election, 2016: Shetland  
Green background denotes the winner of the electorate vote.
Pink background denotes a candidate elected from their party list.
Yellow background denotes an electorate win by a list member.
A or N denotes status of any incumbent, win or lose respectively.
Tavish Scott 7,440
Danus Skene 2,545
Labour Robina Barton
Conservative Cameron Smith
Independent - James Wilson Stockan
Total Valid votes 11,041
Liberal Democrats hold
^ See The 5th Periodical Report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland
See also [ edit ]