‘One-off’ refit arrangements now the government’s ‘go to’ position, says McArthur

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has criticised the Scottish Government over plans for replacement cover for the MV Hamnavoe during its refit period in January.

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McArthur calls for additional help with travel costs for islands-based veterans

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has called on the Scottish Government to introduce additional help with the cost of ferry travel for islands-based veterans.

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McArthur selected to contest Scottish election campaign

Orkney Liberal Democrats have unanimously selected Liam McArthur MSP to defend his seat at the Scottish Parliamentary elections next May.

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McArthur again presses First Minister to consider local approach to restrictions

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) again pressed the First Minister to take into account local circumstances and level of risk when deciding whether to apply tighter coronavirus restrictions.

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McArthur responds to further tightening of coronavirus restrictions

Responding to the First Minister’s announcement that tighter restrictions are being enforced across Scotland and will remain in place for 16 days from Friday, Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur commented:

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McArthur backs NFUS calls for continuation of less favoured area support schemes

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has backed calls from NFU Scotland for the continuation of support schemes that provide vital income for farmers and crofters in island and remote rural areas.

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Northern Isles MSPs seek clarity over localised approach for covid restrictions

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur and Shetland’s MSP, Beatrice Wishart have today (Friday) met with the Health Secretary, Jeane Freeman and Deputy National Clinical Director, Dr John Harden to discuss how applying a more localised approach to restrictions might work in the islands.

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McArthur seeks clarity on restrictions for islands

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, is seeking clarity on whether the islands could be permitted to adopt slightly different restrictions to mainland Scotland on social gatherings following the next review by the Scottish Government.

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McArthur warns of “bizarre cliff edge” if outdoor education centres are left to close

Speaking today in a debate on the financial risk currently faced by Scotland’s outdoor education centres, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur highlighted the value contribution they make and issued a stern warning about the impact that their closure could have.

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McArthur responds to independent report on air traffic centralisation project

Responding to the findings of an independent report for the Prospect Union showing that the likely costs and risks of the Air Traffic Management Strategy have been significantly under-estimated by HIAL, Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur commented:

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