McArthur urges government to act swiftly to tackle unfair delivery charges

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has written to the Minister for Business, Jamie Hepburn, to urge the government to do more to tackle unfair delivery charges faced by island communities.

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CalMac Launches Legal Proceedings Against Northern Isles Ferry Services Contact Decision

Responding to the news that CalMac has launched legal proceedings against the decision to appoint Serco as the preferred bidder for the Northern Isles Ferry Services contract, Orkney MSP Liam McArthur said:

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McArthur welcomes progress on local forensic services

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has welcomed progress being made on the provision of local forensic services in island health boards.

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McArthur highlights farming concerns with First Minister

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur has highlighted concerns about a recent BBC documentary, Meat: A Threat to Our Planet? which he argued gave a distorted view of the farming sector.

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McArthur calls for government to tackle crisis facing mental health services

During a Liberal Democrat-led debate in parliament today (Wednesday) on the crisis facing mental health services across Scotland, Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur has highlighted the serious pressures on local services in the islands.

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McArthur congratulates Kirkwall on prestigious national award

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has highlighted in parliament the success of Kirkwall town centre, crowned Scotland’s Most Beautiful High Street 2019 this week.

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McArthur comments on announcement of BT as preferred R100 bidder

Responding to the announcement that BT is the preferred bidder for the northern lot of the R100 contract, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur commented:

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McArthur comments on Alistair Buchan’s retirement

Commenting on the news that Alistair Buchan has retired as Orkney Islands Council Chief Executive after 22 years in the role, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur said:

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McArthur raises MV Eynhallow concerns in parliament

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has raised concerns about the impact that restrictions on high-sided vehicles being carried on MV Eynhallow are likely to have on the communities of Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre.

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McArthur reinforces urgent need for RET on Orkney’s ferry routes

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Wednesday) reinforced the urgent need for RET to be introduced on Orkney’s ferry routes.

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