McArthur calls for urgent clarity from the European Commission over RET decision

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has written to the European Commission and the Scottish Government seeking an urgent update on when a decision will be taken on proposals for Road Equivalent Tariff (RET) on Northern Isles ferry routes.

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McArthur seeks assurances over geese numbers

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has sought assurances from Ministers about future plans to manage geese numbers in Orkney.

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McArthur successfully amends Fuel Poverty Bill to address island concerns

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur today successfully amended the government’s Fuel Poverty Bill to ensure it takes account of the specific needs of island communities.

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Orcadian Column 29/3/19

Orcadian 29/03/19 I shattered my record last week by delivering five parliamentary speeches in just three days.  More remarkable than the eclectic variety of topics covered, ranging from land reform to the Men’s Shed movement, was the fact that at no point did I mention the word ‘Brexit’.

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Additional freight capacity still needed on Northern Isles ferry routes, say Scott and McArthur

Northern Isles MSPs, Liam McArthur and Tavish Scott, have today repeated their calls for the Scottish Government to make additional freight capacity available on Orkney and Shetland ferry routes.  the call comes as Ministers confirm the purchase of the two freight ferries, MV Helliar and MV Hilda...

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McArthur champions the success of Orkney’s Men’s Shed

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur has today praised the work of Orkney Men’s Shed in a Members’ Debate in the Scottish Parliament, highlighting the benefits in terms of reducing the risk of loneliness and isolation or even poor mental health.

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I am recruiting! Parliamentary and Communications Assistant

An exciting opportunity has arisen within my office for the position of Parliamentary and Communications Assistant. The post is to support the me in my parliamentary role, currently as spokesperson for justice and energy, and in my work representing the Orkney constituency.

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McArthur highlights strengths of Orkney’s tourism sector

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur has called on the Scottish Government to support the success of Orkney’s tourism sector with investment in key infrastructure.

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Orcadian 14/03/19

Ahead of events this weekend commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Longhope Lifeboat disaster, I have the enormous privilege of leading a debate in the Scottish Parliament marking this historic milestone.

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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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