“Significant” cuts in ferry fares promised but no timeframe for delivery, McArthur

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has secured an commitment from the Transport Minister, Humza Yousaf to ‘significant’ cuts in ferry fares on Northern Isles routes, but there is still no clarity around timing.

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McArthur and Scott set to make bold case for Islands

MSPs Liam McArthur and Tavish Scott will use a debate in the Scottish Parliament on Thursday to demand cheaper ferry fares for the Northern Isles. 

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McArthur slams Scottish Government abolition of HIE board

The Deputy First Minister has announced that Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) will lose its governing board today at Holyrood, along with other enterprise agencies. 

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McArthur: Orkney to help refugees

Following confirmation that the UK Government has accepted an offer from Orkney Islands Council to provide homes for two families fleeing the conflict in Syria, Orkney MSP Liam McArthur said: 

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McArthur: Brexit black hole must be filled

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today highlighted the gap that needs to be filled by the UK Government post-Brexit as freedom of information requests reveal the extent to which Orkney will miss out on EU funding.

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McArthur: Ministers must work together to boost decommissioning

Commenting on research published today by the GMB Union into North Sea decommissioning, Orkney MSP Liam McArthur said:

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Malawi

Since first being elected to the Scottish Parliament in 2007 to serve as Orkney’s MSP, I have had the privilege of visiting Malawi on a number of occasions. Like so many communities right across Scotland, Orkney enjoys close ties with the Warm Heart of Africa; ties that have delivered enormous be...

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First Minister should “overturn wrongheaded decision”, says McArthur

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur used First Ministers Questions today to urge the First Minister to accept the ‘compelling’ case for isles businesses to get access Air Discount Scheme support.

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“Unanswerable case” now for isles businesses to get Air Discount Scheme support, say Northern Isles MSPs

Northern Isles MSPs Tavish Scott and Liam McArthur have renewed calls for isles-based businesses to be allowed back into the Air Discount Scheme, following research published by the Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership.

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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