14.11.19

The act of remembrance has always struck me as something deeply personal. As much was we might do it collectively within our communities, gathering each year on Remembrance Sunday to remember those who lost their lives in conflict, we are nevertheless lost in our own thoughts.

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McArthur demands better for EU citizens

Speaking in a parliamentary debate earlier today (Tuesday), Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur highlighted the problems faced by non-UK EU citizens living in Orkney, and in communities across the UK, as a result of Brexit.

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McArthur maintains pressure on government over replacement ferries

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Wednesday) used an opposition debate on Transport to repeat calls for the Scottish Government to help with procuring replacement vessels for Orkney’s internal ferry services.

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Cabinet Secretary agrees to visit Orkney to discuss geese management concerns

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has secured a commitment from the Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Roseanna Cunningham, to visit Orkney to see first-hand the damage being done to crops and farmland by native greylag geese.

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31.10.19

Over the October break, I found myself sitting in a small bar in the southern French town of Vidauban, watching France let victory in the Quarter Final of the Rugby World Cup slip from their grasp against a tenacious, if somewhat fortunate, Welsh side. Seeing the agony etched on the faces of thos...

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McArthur comments on Northern Isles Ferry contract delay

Responding to news that the start of the new Northern Isles Ferry contract will be delayed until 31st January 2020 following further correspondence between the European Commission and the Scottish Government in relation to the ongoing complaint from Pentland Ferries, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur co...

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McArthur responds to Northern Isles Ferry contract challenge

Responding to news that CalMac Ferries are formally challenging Transport Scotland over why it lost the bid for the new Northern Isles Ferry contract to Serco Northlink last month, Orkney’s MSP commented:

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McArthur requests government support to improve local dentistry waiting times

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has requested more support from the Scottish Government to improve dentistry waiting times in Orkney.

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McArthur responds to Crofting Bill being dropped

Responding to a letter from the Rural Economy Secretary to the Rural, Economy and Connectivity Committee confirming that the Crofting Bill has been dropped, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur commented:

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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.

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