Orcadian Column 23rd May 2017

Targeting the innocent is a hallmark of the cowards who orchestrate or carry out terrorist atrocities. Of course, it takes a special kind of depraved cowardice to make children and young people the focus of such attacks.

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McArthur: Orkney is still being left high and dry over ferry fares

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur today repeated his call for SNP Ministers to deliver cheaper ferry fares for those in the Northern Isles. 

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McArthur meets to address recruitment and retention of fire crews

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur today held further talks in parliament with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service about efforts to address problems with recruitment and retention of fire crews in the islands.  

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McArthur urges Justice Secretary to make progress on forensic services

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur this week urged the Justice Secretary to ensure that no victim of rape or sexual assault in Orkney will be required to travel south for examination.

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Orcadian 09/05/17

As of last week, I can now lay claim to being the owner of an Orkney Rugby Sevens winners medal.  In the 10 years since I was first elected as Orkney’s MSP, this may not be my proudest achievement but it is, by some considerable distance, the most unexpected.

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McArthur calls for support for island students accessing medical school

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur today urged the Scottish Government to do more to help young people from island communities access university medical courses.

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McArthur comments on Sleeper service proposal

Commenting on the news that Hitrans is investigating the introduction of a sleeper service between Edinburgh and the North of Scotland, Orkney MSP Liam McArthur said: 

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McArthur shows support for MS specialist nurses this MS Awareness Week

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur used a debate in Parliament this week as part of MS Awareness Week (24-30 April) to raise the importance of the work done by MS specialist nurses.

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Orcadian Column 26/04/17

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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