McArthur welcomes reinstatement of Kirkwall-Aberdeen air service

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today welcomed confirmation from Loganair that the mid-morning service from Kirkwall to Aberdeen will be reinstated from September. 

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Orcadian 19/07/17

Ten years ago, shortly after first being elected as Orkney’s MSP, I held a public meeting in the St Magnus Centre to allow Loganair and Flybe representatives to explain how their new franchise arrangement would work.  

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McArthur seeks further clarity on delay in ferry tender

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has called on the Scottish Government to provide further clarity on the timetable for re-tendering Orkney’s lifeline shipping contract.

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McArthur demands flight connections improvement

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has called on Loganair and Flybe to protect and enhance flight connections to and from the islands when their current franchise agreement comes to an end in September.  

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McArthur backs plans to pilot travel pass in the Northern Isles

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today backed plans from the north’s transport partnership Hitrans to pilot a smart card pass in the Northern Isles to make travelling easier.

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Orcadian 05/07/17

Hanging a gold medal round the neck of a record breaking athlete at an international tournament must rank as one of the highlights of my sporting career. And I didn’t even have to break sweat to achieve it!

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McArthur: SNP wrong to refuse to reintroduce ADS for island businesses.

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today accused SNP Ministers of choosing to “stifle island businesses” following confirmation that the Scottish Government will not reinstate the Air Discount Scheme for island businesses.

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McArthur regrets no plans at present to introduce Orkney blood collection programme

The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) has confirmed to Orkney MSP Liam McArthur that it has no plans to introduce a blood collection programme in Orkney. 

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Orcadian Column 22/06/17

The public perception of politics as a bear pit, in which participants are constantly at each other’s throat, is perhaps explained by the antics each week at Prime Minister’s or First Minister’s Questions.

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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