Northern Isles representatives call for stability after referendum result

Following the result of the referendum on the European Union, Orkney and Shetland’s MSPs and MP have called for a period of stability before any decisions about the UK’s withdrawal from the EU are made. Voters in both Orkney and Shetland supported the UK’s continued membership of the EU, with the...

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McArthur Welcomes Loganair Plans to Keep Passengers Better Informed

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has welcomed the announcement by Loganair that it is starting a two month trial, aimed at improving communications with customers.

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Orcadian 21/06/16

There can be no conceivable ‘upside’ to the senseless and brutal murder last week of Labour MP, Jo Cox.  Her death leaves two young children orphaned, a husband and family grief-stricken and our politics much the poorer.

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McArthur calls on Minister to help maintain health service posts in Stromness

Concerns have been raised that 20 jobs, principally from the Community Mental Health Team, are to be relocated from the Town Hall in Stromness to the Balfour hospital in Kirkwall.

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McArthur: armed police policy needs consent and communication

Speaking in response to the statement on armed police in the Scottish Parliament, the justice spokesperson for the Scottish Liberal Democrats Liam McArthur MSP said:

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McArthur discusses concerns about island fire stations with Scottish Fire and Rescue chiefs

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur today met with senior Scottish Fire and Rescue (SFRS) officials to discuss concerns about recruitment and retention of crews in local stations in Orkney.  

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From Orkney: Why I'm voting to remain

Next week voters across the United Kingdom will go to the polls to decide on our country’s future relationship with our European partners.

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McArthur presses Islands Minister to tackle the cost of internal ferry fares

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur today pressed the Islands Minister to remember the need to address the cost of fares on Orkney’s internal ferry routes. 

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McArthur backs MND Scotland’s fight to Cure MND.

In advance of Global MND Awareness Day on 21st June Orkney MSP Liam McArthur asking people in Orkney to help Cure MND. 

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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