McArthur demands clarity on Northern Isles ferry contract deadline

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has demanded that the government provides clarity on when the new Northern Isles ferry contract will be awarded, following recent reports that Transport Scotland officials now say there is ‘no guarantee’ that the contract will be in place by 31st October.

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McArthur secures government commitment to widen access to credit unions in islands

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has secured a commitment from the Scottish Government to look into ways of increasing the uptake of credit union membership in rural and island communities.

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Liam McArthur wears it pink for Breast Cancer Now fundraiser

  Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, added a dash of pink to their usual attire to support Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink fundraiser, which takes place on Friday 18 October.

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It says much about our politics at present that Beatrice Wishart can be elected as Shetland’s MSP on 29 August but, by the time she is formally ‘sworn in’ a week later, she is merely the third newest Liberal Democrat parliamentarian. After the defections of MPs, Phillip Lee and Luciana Berger to ...

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McArthur supports project at Stromness Academy to highlight risks of underage drinking

  Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, attended an event designed to highlight the risks associated with underage drinking earlier this week at Stromness Academy.

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McArthur Joins Great British Beach Clean in Orkney

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, will join the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) and hundreds of volunteers during a Great British Beach Clean event at Echna Loch Bay on Monday 23rd September.

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McArthur criticises lack of ferry commitments in programme for government

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Wednesday) criticised the Scottish Government for once again failing to commit to an urgent resolution to internal ferry funding for Northern Isles routes.

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McArthur voices further concern about broadband delays

Following the publication of the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has again voiced his concerns about delays in implementing the rollout of high speed broadband.

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McArthur Highlights Financial Help for Home Self-Build Projects

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has highlighted opportunities that are available to constituents who are looking for financial assistance to build their own homes.

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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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