McArthur airs flu jab fears

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has written to the Health Secretary, Jeanne Freeman MSP, highlighting concerns over delays in issuing flu jabs to over-65s.

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McArthur reacts to figures showing scale of cyber crime in Orkney

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today reacted to reports that Orcadians lost £350,000 through online and phone crime in 2018.

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McArthur Comments on HIAL ATC Strike

“It is already the case that HIAL’s handling of air traffic control centralisation has left many staff based in the islands deeply unhappy.  As well as the proposals themselves, there have been legitimate criticisms made about a lack of proper consultation.   

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McArthur welcomes Minister’s commitment to ‘island proof’ farm plastics restrictions

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur has secured a commitment from the Environment Secretary, Roseanna Cunningham MSP that she will look again at whether new restrictions on farmers and crofters burning plastics have been ‘island proofed’.

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My Orcadian Column 8/11/18

It was only a matter of weeks after my election as Orkney’s MSP in 2007 that I first met a constituent with a complaint about their experience of travelling back from a hospital appointment in Aberdeen.  Since then, sadly, this has been a recurrent theme

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Ferry Parliament Question

Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (Scottish Liberal Democrats): To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its longer-term solution for Orkney's internal ferry services, in light of the commitment made on 21 March 2018 by the then Minister for Transport and the Islands to do...

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McArthur: Police officer figures should trigger staff survey

Responding to the news that the number of police officers in Scotland has fallen to its lowest level since the start of 2009, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP commented:

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McArthur Welcomes Charity Air Ambulance Announcement

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has welcomed confirmation by the Scottish Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) that it plans to base its second helicopter, due to come into operation during 2019 at Aberdeen. 

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McArthur Welcomes Confirmation of Lounge Access for Isles Patients at Aberdeen Airport

Orkney MSP, Liam McArthur, has today welcomed confirmation that isles patients, and accompanying carers, will be able to use lounge facilities in Aberdeen airport.

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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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