McArthur Demands Update on Steps to Unlock RET Impasse

Following the failure of the Scottish Government to introduce RET on Orkney ferry routes this summer, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has called on the new Transport Secretary, Michael Matheson MSP, to update local residents on the steps being taken by the government to resolve the impasse.

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Strike Action Must Avoid Adversely Affecting Isles Patients, says McArthur

Orkney’s MSP has joined his colleague Tavish Scott MSP in calling for a compromise to be reached so that planned strike action at Aberdeen airport does not adversely affect Isles patients travelling for hospital treatment.

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Further delays on RET ‘unacceptable’, says McArthur

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has reacted angrily to confirmation by the new Transport Secretary, Michael Matheson MSP that the introduction of cheaper ferry fares on Orkney routes will be further delayed, despite repeated promises, including from the First Minister.

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McArthur Contributes to Heritage of Agriculture Debate

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has highlighted the economic and social importance of Orkney’s agricultural shows during a debate in the Scottish Parliament this afternoon.

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RET announcement first order of priority for new Transport Secretary, says McArthur

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has responded to yesterday’s ministerial reshuffle by calling on the new Transport Secretary, Michael Mathieson MSP to honour the government’s promise to make an announcement on RET for the Northern Isles before the end of the week.

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The Orcadian Column 21/6/18

Orcadian 19/06/18 Political headlines of late have been dominated by either ‘walk outs’ over Brexit or ‘talk outs’ over so-called ‘up-skirting’.  Neither, has done much to enhance the reputation of Westminster procedures, though most people, I suspect, have simply been left baffled.

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McArthur again challenges Frist Minister over RET

Liam McArthur MSP today reiterated calls to the First Minister to confirm the date for introducing cheaper ferry fares on Northern Isles routes.

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McArthur Praises Work of Marie Curie

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has praised the work of Marie Curie staff and volunteers after attending the charity’s Blooming Great Garden Party in Holyrood Park yesterday.    

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Communities “unimpressed” with Scot Gov fracking spin

Responding to the news that Ineos has lost its legal challenge against the Scottish Government, Scottish Liberal Democrat energy spokesman Liam McArthur MSP said:

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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.

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