My Orcadian Column 11/10/18

Politics, at present, does not lack for issues on which politicians and the wider public find themselves implacably divided.  It is important these constitutional disagreements are robustly debated, even if some of the personal antagonism could safely be dropped without diminishing the power or p...

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McArthur speaks up for Orkney’s women in sport

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur used a debate in the Scottish Parliament this afternoon to highlight the achievements of Orkney’s sportswomen.

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McArthur to Praise Innovative Work of Age Scotland Orkney in Parliament Debate

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur will use debate in parliament this afternoon to praise the work of Age Scotland Orkney over the past 25 years and will draw attention to plans for rolling out a Good Day Calls service nationwide.  The scheme has been run successfully in Orkney over recent years and Age ...

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Getting to Know You: Holyrood Magazine

I did an interview for the Holyrood Magazine. You can read it here.

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McArthur: Ferry tendering is right decision at last

Commenting on the confirmation that the Scottish Government has begun the tendering process for the next Northern Isles ferry contract, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur said:

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My Orcadian Column 27/9/18

Orcadian 27/09/18 OK, fair warning.  Having held off as long as I can, recent events make it impossible for me to ignore developments in the slow moving train wreck that is Brexit.

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Liam McArthur MSP raises a cup to help people with cancer live life as fully as they can

Liam McArthur MSP for Orkney joined MSP’s from across the Scottish Parliament to raise a cup to the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

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McArthur seeks clarity on poor CAMHS spend in Orkney

Responding to a report from Audit Scotland highlighting that Orkney has the second lowest spend on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Scotland, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has written to the new Chief Executive of Orkney Health & Care expressing concern and seeking clarific...

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MCARTHUR PUSHES FOR COMMUNITY BENEFIT IN CROWN ESTATE BILL

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur today made the case for empowering island authorities to determine the ‘community benefit’ from future marine developments.

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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.

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