Discussions to take place on incorporating fibre in subsea cables, says McArthur

SSE and BT have agreed to take forward discussions about incorporating fibre into subsea cables following an approach by Orkney MSP Liam McArthur. 

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Concerns raised over ARI staffing changes

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has made a cross party plea to NHS Grampian to address concerns about staffing and capacity at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary’s skull based clinic. 

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Northern Isles’ Residents Must Not Be Discriminated Against For Health Needs

Local MSPs Tavish Scott and Liam McArthur today warned that health boards in Orkney and Shetland must get the support they need from government following reports that travel subsidies for patients could be axed under savings plans. 

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Orcadian Column 18.08.16

It is amazing what can be achieved on a diet of ice cream and coffee. Fuelled by little more over the course of 24 hours last weekend, Marty Flett and William Sichel powered through a combined total of almost 400 miles of continuous cycling and running respectively in aid of cancer charity, CLAN.

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Scott and McArthur criticise Scottish Government for putting Northern Isles to the back of the superfast broadband queue

Northern Isles MSPs Tavish Scott and Liam McArthur have urged the Scottish Government to clarify comments made by Rural Economy and Connectivity Secretary, Fergus Ewing, which suggest that rural and island communities are likely to be the last to benefit from superfast broadband. 

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McArthur and Scott highlight disadvantage caused by higher ferry fares

Orkney and Shetland are at a disadvantage without access to the Scottish Government's cheaper ferry fares scheme, say the islands’ MSPs Liam McArthur and Tavish Scott. Following news that the Road Equivalent Tariff (RET) has increased car crossings on the Western Coast by up to 80%, the Scottish ...

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Freeze in ferry fares falls far short of SNP promises, says McArthur

Commenting as the Minister for Transport and the Islands announces a fare freeze on Northern Isles ferry routes for 2017, Orkney MSP Liam McArthur said:   

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McArthur meets new Loganair Managing Director to discuss reliability concerns

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur today met with Loganair’s, Jonathan Hinkles, who recently returned to the company to take up the position of Managing Director. 

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Mcarthur Calls On Minister To Back More Local Training For Fire Crews

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur held further discussions today with senior Scottish Fire and Rescue (SFRS) officials about ongoing problems the service faces in attracting and retaining crew members in the islands. These problems have resulted in stations being taken ‘off the run’ and concerns being rai...

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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