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McArthur: Islands Bill must undo damaging one-size-fits all approach

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today called for the Islands Bill to signal a commitment from the Scottish Government to “undo the damage” of centralisation and a one-size-fits-all approach.

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McArthur calls on First Minister to lead from the front on marine energy

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has urged the First Minister to ensure government support “better reflects” the needs of the marine energy sector.

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McArthur responds to Flybe ending Kirkwall-Aberdeen service

Responding to news that Flybe is to cease operating their Kirkwall-Aberdeen flights from Sunday 4th March 2018, Orkney MSP Liam McArthur said:

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McArthur hails travel pilot scheme for island athletes

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur today welcomed the launch of the Highlands & Islands Athletes Travel Scheme.

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The Orcadian Column 1 Feb 2018

This week is set to be dominated by matters budgetary. After initial skirmishes prior to Christmas, parliament finally gets to debate and vote on the general principles of the Scottish Government’s budget i.e. Stage 1.

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McArthur praises “godsend” local cancer services

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has used today’s debate in the Scottish Parliament on World Cancer Day to highlight the work of CLAN cancer support in the Northern Isles, describing them as “invaluable” and “a godsend”.

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Tavish Scott and Liam McArthur win lifeline ferry funding in the Budget

Northern Isles MSPs Tavish Scott and Liam McArthur have today won vital funding for internal ferry services in Orkney and Shetland in exchange for voting for the Scottish Government’s budget at Stage 1.

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Release: McArthur marks Holocaust Memorial Day

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur, who will be attending ‘The Power of Words’ film screening at the Picky Centre on Saturday to mark Holocaust Memorial Day, added:

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McArthur calls for UK ban on electric shock collars

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has welcomed a ban on the use of electric shock collars in the training of dogs in Scotland, and has called on the UK Government to follow suit.

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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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