McArthur responds to NHS Orkney loss of medical records

Following confirmation from NHS Orkney that hundreds of sets of patient notes have been shredded by accident, Orkney MSP Liam McArthur said: 

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McArthur welcomes commitment to respect Orkney crofting needs

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today welcomed an acceptance from Crofting Minister Fergus Ewing that crofting regulation should help and not hinder Orkney’s crofters.  

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McArthur: New HIE chief must protect independence of HIE

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has renewed calls for the independence of Highlands and Islands Enterprise to be protected as Highlands and Islands Enterprise appoint Charlotte Wright, the agency’s interim Chief Executive, on a permanent basis.

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McArthur & Scott: Islands Bill must be more than tick box exercise

Northern Isles MSPs Liam McArthur and Tavish Scott have today warned that that proposals for an Islands Bill must “be more than a tick box exercise.”

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McArthur comment on Flybe/Eastern Airways plans

Commenting on the announcement today by Flybe and Eastern Airways that they plan to launch services on a number of routes, including Kirkwall-Aberdeen, Orkney MSP Liam McArthur said:

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Orcadian Column 23rd May 2017

Targeting the innocent is a hallmark of the cowards who orchestrate or carry out terrorist atrocities. Of course, it takes a special kind of depraved cowardice to make children and young people the focus of such attacks.

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McArthur: Orkney is still being left high and dry over ferry fares

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur today repeated his call for SNP Ministers to deliver cheaper ferry fares for those in the Northern Isles. 

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McArthur meets to address recruitment and retention of fire crews

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur today held further talks in parliament with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service about efforts to address problems with recruitment and retention of fire crews in the islands.  

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McArthur urges Justice Secretary to make progress on forensic services

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur this week urged the Justice Secretary to ensure that no victim of rape or sexual assault in Orkney will be required to travel south for examination.

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Orcadian 09/05/17

As of last week, I can now lay claim to being the owner of an Orkney Rugby Sevens winners medal.  In the 10 years since I was first elected as Orkney’s MSP, this may not be my proudest achievement but it is, by some considerable distance, the most unexpected.

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