McArthur warns of “bizarre cliff edge” if outdoor education centres are left to close

Speaking today in a debate on the financial risk currently faced by Scotland’s outdoor education centres, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur highlighted the value contribution they make and issued a stern warning about the impact that their closure could have.

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McArthur responds to independent report on air traffic centralisation project

Responding to the findings of an independent report for the Prospect Union showing that the likely costs and risks of the Air Traffic Management Strategy have been significantly under-estimated by HIAL, Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur commented:

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McArthur demands ‘fair deal’ for childminders

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) demanded that the First Minister agrees to give childminders a ‘fair deal’ when it comes to support available to childcare providers.  

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Upholding the rule of law is your ‘starter for ten’ when it comes to being a credible government. If you are not able or prepared to defend that fundamental principle, it’s hard to see how you can demand compliance of others, whether that be the general public or international partners and advers...

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McArthur highlights need for regional variation in post-Brexit immigration rules

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Wednesday) highlighted the need for consideration to be given to adopting a more regionalised approach to post-Brexit immigration rules to support Scotland’s fishing sector.

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McArthur responds to settlement of R100 court case

Responding to the news that the court case regarding the roll out of the Scottish Government’s R100 contract in the Highlands and Islands has been settled, Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur commented:

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McArthur calls for Covid restrictions to be proportionate

Responding to the news that the Scottish Government is re-imposing nationwide restrictions on social gatherings that prevent more than six people from two different households meeting at once, Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur commented:

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McArthur repeats call for targeted exemption for the islands on restrictions for burning plastics

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Wednesday) repeated his call for a targeted exemption under the Islands Act on restrictions on burning plastics by farmers and crofters in the smaller isles.  

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Orkney’s parliamentarians support Back British Farming Day

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur and Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael have pledged their support to Back British Farming Day.  

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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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