McArthur responds to HIAL air traffic control decision

Responding to the decision by Highlands and Islands Airport Limited (HIAL) to centralise air traffic control (ATC) services to Inverness Airport, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur commented:

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McArthur welcomes approval of new treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has welcomed news that the use of ocrelizumab for the treatment of adults with early primary Multiple Sclerosis (MS) has been approved by the Scottish Medicines Consortium.

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Wishart to bring air traffic control centralisation debate to Holyrood

Shetland MSP, Beatrice Wishart is set to lead a debate in parliament highlighting ongoing concerns over plans to centralise air traffic control services across the Highlands and Islands.

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Northern Isles MSPs Criticise Government Failure to Deliver on R100 Commitment

Northern Isles MSPs, Liam McArthur and Beatrice Wishart, have today (Thursday) criticised the government’s failure to meet their commitment to delivering superfast broadband to all premises in Orkney and Shetland by 2021.

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So 2020 arrives with news that two genuine Orcadian stalwarts, Jean Leonard and John Copland, have been recognised in the New Year Honours list. I’m delighted that both are to be awarded MBEs for services to music and farming respectively, though this barely scratches the surface of the contribut...

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McArthur: Refit arrangements once again not fit for a lifeline service

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has expressed his disappointment that the freight ship Helliar will once again be used during the refit period for the MV Hamnavoe this month.

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McArthur calls for urgent review of ambulance cover in Orkney

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, is calling for an urgent review into land ambulance cover in Orkney.

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McArthur comments on air traffic control dispute resolution

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has welcomed news that the long-running industrial action by Air Traffic Controllers at Highlands and Islands Airports has been brought to an end.

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McArthur responds to R100 contract legal challenge

Responding to the announcement that the award of BT as the preferred bidder for the northern lot of R100 contract is now subject to a legal challenge from Gigaclear Ltd, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur commented:

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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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