Still no start date for RET from the Transport Minister

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today expressed further frustration at the Transport Minister’s continued failure to confirm the start date for introducing cheaper ferry fares on Northern Isles routes.

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McArthur urges Ministers to improve electric vehicle charging network reliability

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur today urged the Scottish Government to improve the maintenance and the reliability of the electric vehicle charging network, including rolling out a ‘free-vend’ option when there are faults.

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Orkney’s MSP marks Earth Hour in Parliament

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur used a debate in Parliament this week to highlight Orkney’s contribution in support of WWF’s Earth Hour.

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McArthur joins MSPs in marking Apprenticeship Week

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has used a debate today in Holyrood to highlight the importance of apprenticeships.

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McArthur presses First Minister on start date for cheaper ferry fares scheme

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur today called on the First Minister to confirm the date for introducing cheaper ferry fares on Northern Isles routes without delay.

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The Orcadian Column 29 March 2018

Orkney consistently comes out top of the league in surveys of the best place in the UK to live. It is something people in Orkney take justifiable pride in, but not to the extent that it blinds us to the challenges that island life can and does bring.

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McArthur calls for an integrated travel pass

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today reiterated calls for a smart card pass to be introduced to make travel easier in the Northern Isles.

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McArthur reiterates calls for Islands Bill to ‘island proof’ existing policies and legislation

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur today warned the Scottish Government that current policy and legislation that takes no account of island circumstances must be ‘island proofed’ if it is to meet the needs of island communities.

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McArthur secure ministerial commitments on “major issues”

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur today secured assurances from the Scottish Government on a range of “major issues” affecting island communities.

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Islands MSPs in bid to bolster Islands Bill

Northern Isles MSPs Tavish Scott and Liam McArthur have this week revealed a package of amendments to the Islands Bill in a bid to “undo the damage of centralisation and a one-size-fits-all approach”.

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