The current election campaign has not lacked for low points. Jacob Rees Mogg’s outrageous comments about victims of the Grenfell tower fire has mercifully seen him confined to a bunker in Tory Central Office, where presumably he is kept company by the cretins responsible for trying to pass off th...

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McArthur urges government to act swiftly to tackle unfair delivery charges

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has written to the Minister for Business, Jamie Hepburn, to urge the government to do more to tackle unfair delivery charges faced by island communities.

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CalMac Launches Legal Proceedings Against Northern Isles Ferry Services Contact Decision

Responding to the news that CalMac has launched legal proceedings against the decision to appoint Serco as the preferred bidder for the Northern Isles Ferry Services contract, Orkney MSP Liam McArthur said:

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McArthur welcomes progress on local forensic services

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has welcomed progress being made on the provision of local forensic services in island health boards.

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McArthur highlights farming concerns with First Minister

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur has highlighted concerns about a recent BBC documentary, Meat: A Threat to Our Planet? which he argued gave a distorted view of the farming sector.

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This time last year, Jeane Freeman MSP was picking up the top award at The Herald Politician of the Year ceremony at Prestonfield House Hotel in Edinburgh. Newly appointed as Nicola Sturgeon’s Health Secretary, Jeane Freeman’s star was on the rise.

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McArthur calls for government to tackle crisis facing mental health services

During a Liberal Democrat-led debate in parliament today (Wednesday) on the crisis facing mental health services across Scotland, Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur has highlighted the serious pressures on local services in the islands.

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McArthur congratulates Kirkwall on prestigious national award

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has highlighted in parliament the success of Kirkwall town centre, crowned Scotland’s Most Beautiful High Street 2019 this week.

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McArthur comments on announcement of BT as preferred R100 bidder

Responding to the announcement that BT is the preferred bidder for the northern lot of the R100 contract, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur commented:

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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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