McArthur champions an Islands Deal

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur today urged the Scottish Government to continue supporting efforts to prepare an islands deal.

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Update on late newspaper deliveries to Orkney

An update from Orkney MSP Liam McArthur regarding late newspaper deliveries to Orkney:

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McArthur calls for tougher sentences for animal cruelty

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has given his support to calls by Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and others for tougher sentences for animal cruelty.

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McArthur calls for an “island proofed” concessionary travel scheme

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has written to the Transport Minister, Humza Yousaf MSP calling for future changes to the government’s concessionary travel scheme to “reflect the unique needs of island communities”.

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McArthur welcomes Orkney hydrogen project

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today hailed Orkney as at the “forefront of energy innovation” ahead of the official launch of the Surf and Turf hydrogen project [27/09/17]. 

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Orcadian Column 27/09/17

The Prime Minister’s adoption of so-called “Henry VIII powers” is not a sign that her husband, Philip May should perhaps keep his head down for a while.  Rather, it reflects provisions within the so-called Great Repeal Bill, currently working its way through the Westminster parliament, which give the government sweeping powers to act without any real scrutiny by MPs.

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McArthur speaks up in Nuisance Calls debate

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur took part in a debate in parliament on the issue of nuisance calls, highlighting the impact such calls have on constituents in Orkney, many of whom are vulnerable. Mr McArthur has been a long-standing supporter of the campaign by consumer group, Which? and indeed led a similar debate on nuisance calls in the last session of parliament.

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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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