McArthur calls for extra travel days for islanders over festive period

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) called on the First Minister to factor in additional travel days for island communities over the festive period.

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McArthur meets Minister over farm plastics concerns

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) met with the Environment Secretary, Roseanna Cunningham to press for a solution to the problems faced by farmers and crofters on the smaller isles as a result of restrictions on burning plastics.

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McArthur presses for funding ‘guarantee’ for accommodation providers

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) pressed the Scottish Government for a guarantee that accommodation providers who were initially excluded from earlier funding schemes will not encounter the same problems in future.

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McArthur again presses for low emission replacement vessels

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Wednesday) again pressed Ministers to agree to replacing Orkney’s internal ferry fleet.

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McArthur welcomes First Minister’s agreement to ease indoor meeting rules

Responding to the First Minister’s announcement that people living in Orkney will be allowed to meet with one other household up to a maximum of six people inside their own homes from Friday, Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur commented:

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McArthur calls for “clear direction and swift action” on climate friendly farming

Commenting on the publication of a new report into the relationship between farming and reducing emissions in Scotland, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has called for “clear direction and swift action” to help Scotland’s farmers contribute to the country’s ambitious climate change targets.

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McArthur comments on completion of Pentland Firth cable replacement

Following news that one of the two submarine electricity distribution cables connecting Orkney to mainland Scotland has now been successfully replaced, Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur commented:

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McArthur calls for greater support to address fuel poverty

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, is calling on the Scottish Government to provide greater support to address heightened risks of fuel poverty during the winter months given that more people are now being expected to stay home.

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McArthur maintains pressure for improvements to Orkney’s land ambulance capacity

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has maintained pressure on Ministers to commit recently announced funding to improve land ambulance capacity in Orkney.

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McArthur presses First Minister again on indoor restrictions

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) pressed the First Minister to provide an assurance that restrictions on small indoor gatherings in Orkney will be lifted ‘at the earliest opportunity’ now that the islands have been placed in level one of the tiered system from 2nd November.

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