THE NORTHERN Isles contains more Liberal Democrat supporters than the rest of the country combined, it has been revealed.
Shetland and Orkney have collectively owned up to the rather embarrassing indicator following the publication of a completely unreliable online poll conducted by Da Bonxie.
It comes after Shetland MSP Tavish Scott whipped the crowd into a right frenzy at the Lib Dems’ Scottish conference on Friday.
Both members of the audience said afterwards that Tavish’s speech, which essentially amounted to a repetition of the words “SNP bad” in a haughty tone, had been a real call to arms.
Tavish is furious with the SNP over its latest plan, which he said could result in ferry users in the Northern Isles seeing their fares doubled unless they are fluent in Gaelic.
People in Shetland and Orkney responded by universally and unquestioningly accepting the Lib Dem MSP’s watertight interpretation of SNP policy.