McArthur warns against Orkney being “left short” ahead of ferry maintenance

Orkney’s MSP Mr McArthur has called on the Scottish Government to guarantee that Orkney will not be left short when the MV Hamnavoe goes off for planned maintenance in the new year. 

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McArthur warns against taxing charitable trusts

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur MSP has today warned the Scottish Government that implementing the Barclay Review recommendations on business rates in relation to charitable trusts could threaten sport and leisure facilities in Orkney and across the country. 

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Orcadian 07/11/17

Politics across the UK continues to be consumed by the fall-out from a wave of allegations about sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour that shows no signs of abating. Already it has accounted for Ministers from three separate parties in Westminster, Holyrood and the Welsh Assembly. Tragic...

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McArthur: Goalposts moved for Scottish Growth Scheme

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur this week said the Scottish Government has moved the goalposts of the Scottish Growth Scheme as it was revealed there is no prospect of it delivering loans or guarantees to businesses.  

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McArthur urges action on orthopaedic waiting times

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today called on the Scottish Government to deliver on its promise as orthopaedic patients in Orkney continue to face lengthy delays.  

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McArthur seeks assurances over future NHS Orkney Chief Executive role

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has written to NHS Orkney Chairman, Ian Kinniburgh, seeking “specific assurance that the role of NHS Orkney Chief Executive will not be diluted in way”. 

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McArthur challenges First Minister on freight fares hike

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur today challenged the First Minister to justify the late decision to hike freight charges for commercial traffic travelling to and from the Northern Isles by 2.9%. 

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Orcadian 25/10/17

After a fortnight during which MSPs were presumably expected to be in our constituencies picking tatties, no small feat if you represent Glasgow Govan or Edinburgh Central, parliament returned to action this week.  First item of business was a ministerial statement on British Sign Language.  

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McArthur responds to new survey of island businesses

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today urged the Scottish Government to “walk the talk when it comes to island businesses”.

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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