McArthur urges Justice Secretary to fund island based community sentences

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today called on the Scottish Government to ensure community-based sentences are properly funding in island communities. 

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McArthur backs Nuisance Calls campaign

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today thrown his support behind a new campaign to tackle nuisance calls.

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Orcadian 13/09/17

If “I told you so” is the least satisfying saying in politics, then ‘crisis’ is perhaps the most overused.  Yet, I am finding it difficult to avoid using both when surveying the current mess at the top of policing in Scotland, following the SNP government’s botched centralisation.

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Transport Minister agrees to tackle Stagecoach over service cuts

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has welcomed the agreement by Transport Minister, Humza Yousaf MSP to tackle Stagecoach over cuts to bus services in the Far North.

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McArthur: Islands Bill must lead to action to undo damaging one-size-fits all approach

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today called for the Islands Bill to signal a commitment from the Scottish Government to “undo the damage” of centralisation and a one-size-fits-all approach. 

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Orcadian 29/08/17

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McArthur: No end in sight to the farm payment debacle

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has said that there is “no end in sight to the farm payment debacle” after the Scottish Government published its "Common Agricultural Policy - Plan for Stabilisation".  Commenting on the statement in parliament this afternoon by the Agriculture Secretary, Fergus Ewing M...

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McArthur urges Minister to find appropriate way to tax pubs and hotels

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today urged the Scottish Government, in responding to the Barclay Review on non-domestic rates, to find a more appropriate way of taxing pubs and hotels.

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Orcadian 29/08/17

Good things, they say, come to those who wait.  This leaves unanswered the question as to whether or not the wait should have been necessary in the first place.  Nevertheless, the news last week that Orkney and Shetland are finally to be granted access to the Scottish Government’s cheap ferry far...

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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