McArthur calls for summit to address Climate Change

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today urged the Scottish Government to host a summit with Scotland’s local authorities to agree actions to tackle climate change. 

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MSPs welcome Loganair codeshare agreement with BA

Northern Isles MSPs Liam McArthur and Tavish Scott have today welcomed the news that Loganair and British Airways have struck an agreement on an expanded codeshare.

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Isles MSPs to raise concerns over air services with Scottish Transport Minister

Isles MSP's Liam McArthur and Tavish Scott are to press Scotland's Transport Minister, Humza Yousaf on concerns regarding the future of Orkney and Shetland's air services. 

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McArthur: New suicide strategy urgently needed

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today called for the development of a new national suicide prevention strategy, after the latest figures reveal a rise in the number of suicides across Scotland.

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Orcadian 02/08/17

It is estimated that one in four people in this country suffer from poor mental health at some point in their life.  

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McArthur takes on latest nuisance call concerns

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has secured assurances regarding nuisance calls from the Scottish Government and plans to seek similar commitments from the UK Government. 

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McArthur welcomes reinstatement of Kirkwall-Aberdeen air service

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today welcomed confirmation from Loganair that the mid-morning service from Kirkwall to Aberdeen will be reinstated from September. 

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Orcadian 19/07/17

Ten years ago, shortly after first being elected as Orkney’s MSP, I held a public meeting in the St Magnus Centre to allow Loganair and Flybe representatives to explain how their new franchise arrangement would work.  

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McArthur seeks further clarity on delay in ferry tender

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has called on the Scottish Government to provide further clarity on the timetable for re-tendering Orkney’s lifeline shipping contract.

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About

Liam has strong ties with Orkney. He attended Sanday school and Kirkwall Grammar. Liam has worked for European Commission, as a consultant helping charities and as a Special Adviser to the Deputy First Minister, then former MP and MSP for Orkney Jim Wallace. A football enthusiast, Liam played in Orkney's inter-county team and for Scottish Universities, while captain of Edinburgh University. In Parliament, Liam is the Scottish Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Energy, Young People and Education. Read more