Northern Isles MSPs rubbish SNP HIE efforts

Northern Isles MSPs Liam McArthur and Tavish Scott have branded SNP efforts to close down the row over scrapping the board of Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) board as “a panicked attempt to save face”.

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McArthur: Ministers must help reduce broadband engineering delays

Orkney MSP’s Liam McArthur has today urged Scottish Government Ministers to help reduce delays in fixing phone and broadband faults across rural and island areas.

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McArthur takes Stagecoach to the table over bus services cuts

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur today held urgent talks with Stagecoach following local anger at planned cuts to bus services between Inverness and Gills Bay.  

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McArthur Demands Talks with Stagecoach Over Cuts to Bus Services

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur is seeking urgent talks with Stagecoach in light of planned cuts to bus services between Inverness and Gills Bay.  

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Orcadian Column 22/12/2016

After much deliberation, and on balance, I have come to the conclusion that I will not be too sad to see the back of 2016.

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SNP Government slash HIE budget

Northern Isles MSPs Liam McArthur and Tavish Scott have taken aim at the Scottish Government as the budget of Highlands and Islands Enterprise is cut by £7.5 million. 

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McArthur: New funding can clear way to reduce waste

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has urged the Scottish Government to match-fund Orkney Islands Council in a bid to meet recycling targets.

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Further improvements needed to electric vehicle charging network, says McArthur

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has urged the Scottish Government to show leadership to ensure improvements in Scotland’s electric vehicle charging network.

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McArthur speaks up for Islands Deal

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur today urged the Scottish Government to press ahead with an islands deal. 

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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