Northern Isles MSPs press importance of local air traffic control

Northern Isles MSPs Liam McArthur and Tavish Scott this week met senior representative from Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) to challenge them on air traffic provision across the isles. 

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McArthur: customers must be compensated for phone and broadband failures

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today called for phone and broadband customers who suffer poor service to get money back automatically.

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McArthur welcomes Loganair decision to carry defibrillators

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has today welcomed news that Loganair is set to carry defibrillators on their planes in line with industry practice.

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McArthur welcomes government’s change of heart on rod licensing

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has welcomed confirmation that the Scottish Government has dropped its plans for a rod licence scheme for wild fishing. Fears had been raised that such a scheme could have undermined arrangements in Orkney, which already enjoys effective community ownership and free acces...

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New Research Highlights Mental Ill Health Issues In Rural Scotland

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today called on the Scottish Government to address mental ill health in rural communities. 

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McArthur: SNP Government forced to change plans on HIE

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has warned a new central, overarching board should not be allowed to diminish the Highlands and Islands Enterprise’s independence as the Scottish Government announced HIE’s board will be retained. 

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McArthur urges First Minister to make progress on forensic services

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur today urged the First Minister to report to Parliament on what actions the Scottish Government are taking to improve services for victims of rape and sexual crime in the Northern Isles. 

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Orcadian Column 30/03/17

Over the past week, I have had the plug pulled on two separate BBC interviews.

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McArthur responds to NHS Grampian statement on air ambulance mistake

Responding to NHS Grampian's statement acknowledging that an error by one of its staff had resulted in an air ambulance recently being sent to Shetland rather than Orkney to pick up a young patient, Orkney's MSP Liam McArthur said:

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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