McArthur presses government to remove barriers to Rural Housing Fund applicants

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has now lodged a series of questions to be answered by the Scottish Government, highlighting apparent ‘obstacles’ preventing new homes and refurbishments being progressed under the Rural and Islands Housing Fund.

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Lib Dems concerned government has abandoned R100 timetable

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has called on the Scottish Government to clarify if it has now abandoned its commitment to deliver access to high speed broadband to every household and business in Scotland by 2021.

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McArthur seeks assurances on improved testing and treatment of Lyme disease

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur has sought assurances from both the Scottish Government and NHS Orkney over the testing and treatment of Lyme disease.

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McArthur: Government must now act on Islands Consultation

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur insists the Scottish Government now has an obligation to act on responses to the National Islands Plan consultation.

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McArthur seeks support for environmental project

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has sought the support of his parliamentary colleagues for a national project which aims to protect Scotland’s heritage sites from the threat of coastal erosion.

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McArthur visits ‘Art in Action’ campaign at Pier Arts Centre

 

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, visited Pier Arts Centre this week as part of the nationwide Art in Action campaign being spearheaded by Scottish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN).

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McArthur comments on completed repairs to Pentland Firth East Cable

Following the completion of repairs to the Pentland Firth East Cable by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) today (Tuesday), Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur commented:

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McArthur comments on plans to spread energy costs more fairly

Commenting on the UK’s Government’s announcement of its intention to spread energy costs across customers throughout the UK from April 2020, which could save consumers in the North of Scotland an average of £17 a year on electricity bills, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur said:

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McArthur: Missed Health Screenings at HMP Grampian “Deeply Worrying”

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has described incidents of missed health screenings for islands prisoners at HMP Grampian as “deeply worrying”, following the publication of a full inspection report on the facility today.

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McArthur comments on further industrial action at Kirkwall Airport

Responding to the announcement by the Prospect union of further strike action by air traffic controllers at airports across the Highlands and Islands, including at Kirkwall Airport on Monday 22nd July, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur commented:

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