Lib Dems appeal to Scottish Government to make sure R100 isn’t “another lost promise”

A group of Liberal Democrat Highlands and Islands MPs and MSPs have written a joint letter to express their “increasing concern” at the reported threat to the R100 programme for superfast broadband in the Highlands and Islands. This follows reports that the ongoing legal action taken against the ...

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McArthur responds to Iain Stewart’s departure

Responding to news of the departure from NHS Orkney of Chief Executive Designate, Iain Stewart, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur said:

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McArthur calls for greater emphasis on localised testing and tracing

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) called for the Scottish Government to place a greater emphasis on localised testing and tracing.

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There’s barely a day goes by when I don’t offer thanks that I’m not required to home school. I am reliably informed by my sons that the feeling is mutual.

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McArthur seeks assurances on future of farming support scheme

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Wednesday) sought assurances from the Rural Economy Secretary, Fergus Ewing over the future of the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (LFASS).

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McArthur calls for clearer guidance for tourism sector

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has called on the Scottish Government to provide clearer and more precise guidance for tourism businesses if the sector is allowed to reopen from 15 July.

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McArthur amendments brings Scotland ‘one step closer’ to UNCRC compliance

Scottish Liberal Democrat Justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has won amendments to the Children (Scotland) Bill, strengthening the voice of the child during court processes, bringing the legislation further in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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McArthur responds to Dr Dijkhuizen’s letter of resignation

Responding to criticisms from Dr Roelf Dijkhuizen in his letter of resignation from his role as Clinical Quality Advisor at NHS Orkney, Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur commented:

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McArthur calls on Scottish Government to address the digital divide

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) called on Ministers to address the digital divide that exists in terms of access to high speed broadband.

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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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