McArthur increases pressure on Ministers to publish local testing figures

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has increased pressure on Ministers to agree to publish the number of Covid-19 tests being carried out in each local health board area.

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McArthur echoes message not to travel to islands

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has echoed the First Minister’s message not to travel to the islands, despite Scotland now moving into phase one of easing lockdown restrictions.

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29.05.20

Mary Brown from Colligarth Cottage in Sanday turned 90 on Tuesday. This will not come as news to listeners of last Friday’s Radio Orkney Request Programme, which for a time resembled a Brown family takeover. Those who tuned in will have heard the first airing of a tune written specially for Mary ...

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Northern Isles MSPs seek assurances on island rollout of test and protect

Northern Isles MSPs, Beatrice Wishart and Liam McArthur, have asked the Scottish Government to address the “unique hurdles” that islands communities will face as demand for testing expends with the government’s ‘Test and Protect’ rollout.

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McArthur responds to publication of Transport Transition Plan

Responding to the publication of the Transport Transition Plan following a statement to parliament by the Transport Secretary, Michael Matheson, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur commented:

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McArthur increases pressure on government to widen business support

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has increased pressure on the Scottish Government to help tourism businesses that remain ineligible for support under the Hardship Fund.

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McArthur secures First Minister assurance on publication of local testing numbers

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) pressed the First Minister to agree to publish the number of Covid-19 tests being carried out in each local health board area.

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McArthur welcomes amendment to increase support for local newspapers

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has welcomed an amendment to the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill to extend 100% business rates relief to local newspapers.

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McArthur secures overdue island proofing of property tax

MSP for Orkney, Liam McArthur, has welcomed the news that his amendment to the Scottish Government’s emergency coronavirus legislation has been accepted.

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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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