McArthur demands better for EU citizens

Speaking in a parliamentary debate earlier today (Tuesday), Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur highlighted the problems faced by non-UK EU citizens living in Orkney, and in communities across the UK, as a result of Brexit.

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McArthur maintains pressure on government over replacement ferries

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Wednesday) used an opposition debate on Transport to repeat calls for the Scottish Government to help with procuring replacement vessels for Orkney’s internal ferry services.

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Cabinet Secretary agrees to visit Orkney to discuss geese management concerns

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has secured a commitment from the Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Roseanna Cunningham, to visit Orkney to see first-hand the damage being done to crops and farmland by native greylag geese.

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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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