McArthur Urges Minister to robustly challenge HIAL plans to centralise air traffic control services

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has urged the Transport Secretary, Michael Matheson MSP, to be ‘more robust’ in challenging proposals by Highland and Islands Airports ltd (HIAL) to centralise air traffic control services in Inverness.

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North Isles MSPs highlight fuel price discrepancy

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott and Orkney MSP Liam McArthur have lodged a motion in Parliament highlighting the significant discrepancy between isles fuel prices and mainland Scotland. Islanders have long criticised the disproportionate price increase they face when filling up.

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My Orcadian Column 6/12/18

With every passing week, finding ways to write a column about matters parliamentary that avoids getting mired in the latest twists and turns of the tragic Brexit soap opera is proving ever more tricky.  The task is made no easier, dear reader, by the prospect of Theresa May suffering an almost inevitable and humiliating rejection of her Brexit deal in a House of Commons vote next week. 

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Liam McArthur MSP commits to ending HIV related stigma in Scotland

Orkney's MSP, Liam McArthur, today joined with HIV Scotland to mark World AIDS Day in the Scottish Parliament this week, and celebrate the launch of the new book, Disclosures: Rewriting the Narrative About HIV.

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McArthur welcomes significant Scottish Land Fund awards for Orkney

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has today welcomed the news that three organisations in Orkney have been successful in their applications to the Scottish Land Fund.

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McArthur requests investigation into capacity issues at Cornhill

Today, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur raised concerns with the Minister for Mental Health, Clare Haughey, about the ability of the Royal Cornhill Hospital in Aberdeen to meet the needs of islanders.

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McArthur Welcomes Young People Engagement Report

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today welcomed the launch of the report “Being Heard”, co-authored by Kristopher Leask and Councillor John-Ross Scott, from Orkney, which assesses the engagement of young people by local authorities across Scotland.

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Ferry re-fit plans show Government contract is failing Orkney, says McArthur

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today condemned the Scottish Government’s failure once again to secure a suitable passenger vessel to replace MV Hamnavoe during the re-fit period in January during FMQs.

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My Orcadian Column 22/11/18

In politics, as in life, attempting to please all of the people all of the time is seldom a recipe for success.  As she fielded questions on her Brexit deal for the best part of three hours in the House of Commons last Thursday, however, it was clear that the Prime Minister had succeeded in alienating just about everybody all at the same time.

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Devolution of the seabed powers on the way

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has welcomed the Scottish Parliament’s decision to pass the Scottish Crown Estate Bill this evening, paving the way for the devolution of seabed powers to the islands.

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