McArthur comments on Northern Isles Ferry contract delay

Responding to news that the start of the new Northern Isles Ferry contract will be delayed until 31st January 2020 following further correspondence between the European Commission and the Scottish Government in relation to the ongoing complaint from Pentland Ferries, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur commented:

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McArthur responds to Northern Isles Ferry contract challenge

Responding to news that CalMac Ferries are formally challenging Transport Scotland over why it lost the bid for the new Northern Isles Ferry contract to Serco Northlink last month, Orkney’s MSP commented:

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McArthur requests government support to improve local dentistry waiting times

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has requested more support from the Scottish Government to improve dentistry waiting times in Orkney.

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McArthur responds to Crofting Bill being dropped

Responding to a letter from the Rural Economy Secretary to the Rural, Economy and Connectivity Committee confirming that the Crofting Bill has been dropped, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur commented:

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McArthur seeks Minister’s support over left luggage facility closure

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur has appealed to the Scottish Government to support efforts to persuade Scotrail to put in place alternative arrangements in the face of the closure of left luggage facilities at Aberdeen Railway Station.

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McArthur raises R100 timetable concerns with Minister

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) raised concerns around the timetable for delivery of the government’s R100 broadband programme in Orkney.

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McArthur seeks assurances on refit arrangements

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur has challenged the Scottish Government to give assurances that a suitable vessel will be used to cover the forthcoming refit period for MV Hamnavoe.

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McArthur: National Islands Plan must deliver for Orkney’s transport links

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Tuesday) sought reassurances from the government that the National Islands Plan will lead to much-needed improvements in Orkney’s lifeline transport links.

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McArthur: gender gap in renewable energy studies must be closed

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has raised concerns about the relatively low number of female students studying modules related to renewable energy, highlighting that such a gender gap will inhibit Scotland’s ability is to maximise its potential in renewable energy.

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Islands Housing Fund builds just seven homes since 2016

Liam McArthur has today revealed that a Scottish Government scheme to boost house building and refurbishment on Scotland's islands has completed the building of just seven homes since it was launched in 2016.

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