Liam McArthur MSP raises a cup to help people with cancer live life as fully as they can

Liam McArthur MSP for Orkney joined MSP’s from across the Scottish Parliament to raise a cup to the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

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McArthur seeks clarity on poor CAMHS spend in Orkney

Responding to a report from Audit Scotland highlighting that Orkney has the second lowest spend on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Scotland, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has written to the new Chief Executive of Orkney Health & Care expressing concern and seeking clarific...

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Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur today made the case for empowering island authorities to determine the ‘community benefit’ from future marine developments.

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Report makes case for Orkney to be prioritised in broadband roll out, says McArthur

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur has called on the Scottish Government to pick up the pace in rolling out high speed broadband.  He also made the case for prioritising delivery in Orkney after publication of a report by the Auditor General, Superfast broadband for Scotland: Further progress update, re...

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McArthur secures First Minister agreement to investigate freight capacity on Northern Isles routes

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, today secured agreement from the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, to look into the need for additional freight capacity on ferry routes serving Orkney and Shetland.

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McArthur leads parliamentary debate on future of marine renewables

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur led a debate in the Scottish Parliament today highlighting the achievements of Scotland’s marine renewables sector and calling for cross-party support to ensure that the sector achieves its potential in future.

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McArthur presses BT on radio links to help improve isles broadband services

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur today met BT representatives to highlight specific concerns about broadband provision in Papay and North Ronaldsay.

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McArthur Speaks in Suicide Prevention Debate

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur used a debate on the Scottish Government’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan: Every Life Matters to highlight the particularly profound effect that suicide can have in smaller rural and island communities.

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My Orcadian Column 13/9/18

It is difficult to think of a time, since coming to power in 2007, when SNP MSPs have not returned to Holyrood after the summer recess with a bit of a swagger.  Last week, however, felt different.

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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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