McArthur welcomes constructive abattoir meeting

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today welcomed a constructive engagement with the Cabinet Secretary, Fergus Ewing and local stakeholders about the future the Kirkwall abattoir. 

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Orcadian Column 18/01/18

Apparently Monday this week has been judged the most depressing day of the year.  There is no scientific basis for this, nor even any evidence that there are more referrals to mental health services on the third Monday in January.

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McArthur secures commitment to examine student accommodation issue

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today secured a commitment from the Scottish Government to examine new rules that could make the provision of student accommodation in Orkney more difficult.

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HIAL plans challenged with CAA

Northern Isles representatives Liam McArthur MSP, Tavish Scott MSP and Alistair Carmichael MP today held talks with the CAA to discuss concerns surrounding plans by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) for the future of air traffic provision in the region.

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McArthur responds to HIAL air traffic announcement

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur said:

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McArthur responds to Orkney Abattoir closure

Following the announcement that the Orkney Islands Council owned abattoir in Kirkwall has closed today with immediate effect, Orkney MSP Liam McArthur said:

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McArthur seeks end to extra charge on energy bills

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today renewed calls to end what he described as an “extra charge on energy bills in the North of Scotland”.

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Holyrood Highlights 22.12.2017

My weekly update on my work as Orkney's MSP. To receive these weekly emails straight into your inbox, email me at Liam.McArthur.msp@parliament.scot. 

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McArthur secures ministerial meeting on patient delays

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has secured a ministerial meeting in a bid to ensure the necessary resources are available to enable NHS Orkney to work with other health boards to tackle delays in treating isles patient.  

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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