McArthur re-iterates need for Island Proofing on Fuel Poverty Awareness Day

To mark Fuel Poverty Awareness Day, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has called for forthcoming legislation to be properly ‘island proofed’.

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My Orcadian Column 14/2/19

If the only things certain in life are death and taxes, for a political career mishandling of the latter can often lead to the former.

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McArthur receives assurances over island dimension to future farming policy

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur has received ministerial assurances that the needs of island farmers and crofters will be taken into account as the government develops plans for future agriculture policy. Mr McArthur was also invited to make recommendations on who might be involved in any advisory gr...

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Learning in later life with U3A gains MSP support

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, met earlier this week with representatives of U3A who were in parliament showcasing the work the organisation does. Mr McArthur joined MSPs from across the party spectrum in showing support for U3A and confirmed that he is looking forward to attending a meeting of the...

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McArthur expresses concern at delays in high speed broadband roll out

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur MSP has expressed concern at delays in the roll out of the Scottish Government’s broadband programme while repeating his call for investment to be prioritised at areas, such as Orkney, with the poorest coverage

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Parliamentary Question

Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (Scottish Liberal Democrats): To ask the Scottish Government when it will conclude procurement of the R100 programme, and whether it expects to meet the target of 100% superfast broadband coverage by 2021.

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My Orcadian Column 29/01/19

Orcadian 29/01/19 To the surprise of presumably no-one, Orkney has once again been named best place in the UK to live.  I’ve never been quite sure what the criteria are for this competition, but if it looks right and feels right then chances are it is right.

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Holyrood Highlights 25/1/19

Holyrood Highlights 25/1/19 After a fantastic weekend in Glasgow, where Orkney musicians ruled the roost at Celtic Connections, Monday saw me back in the constituency office dealing with the usual mix of casework and phone calls.  My various meetings started with a catch-up session at the Council...

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McArthur raises refit problems with Transport Secretary

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur has again raised in parliament concerns in Orkney about the decision to replace MV Hamnavoe with a freight vessel during the current re-fit period. Mr McArthur had previously highlighted the issue with the First Minister back in November, saying that Orkney was being “...

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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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