McArthur secures confirmation on support for accommodation providers

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) secured confirmation from the Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes that island businesses will have access to the same ongoing support as businesses elsewhere in Scotland.

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McArthur calls for clarity on re-opening of DigitalBoost Development Grant

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) urged the Scottish Government to urgently provide clarity on when the DigitalBoost Development Grant will reopen after local businesses were left frustrated at being prevented from making applications.

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McArthur welcomes additional business support for islands

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Tuesday) welcomed the announcement of additional financial support being made available for hospitality, retail and leisure businesses in the islands.

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McArthur responds to Helliar grounding incident

Responding to news that MV Helliar has been taken out of service following a ‘grounding’ incident yesterday (Monday), Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur commented:

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07.01.21

So you wait eleven years for a recall of the Scottish Parliament and then two come along in a week.

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McArthur secures agreement from Finance Secretary on additional business support

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has welcomed assurances from the Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes that she will look at ways of allowing businesses in Orkney access to similar support to that available to businesses in Level 4 areas on the Scottish Mainland.

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McArthur secures agreement from Finance Secretary on additional business support

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has welcomed assurances from the Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes that she will look at ways of allowing businesses in Orkney access to similar support to that available to businesses in Level 4 areas on the Scottish Mainland.  

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McArthur comments on continuation of Agri-Environment Climate Scheme

Commenting on the announcement that Scotland’s Agri-Environment Climate Scheme will open for another round of funding applications in January 2021, albeit on a limited basis and without details of the level of support being made available, Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur said:

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24.12.20

Sacking her Public Health Minister in the midst of a global pandemic can’t have been easy for the First Minister, particularly as Joe Fitzpatrick also happened to be responsible for rolling out the government’s vaccine programme. Nicola Sturgeon had little choice, however, as Mr Fitzpatrick’s pos...

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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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