Orcadian 14/03/19

Ahead of events this weekend commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Longhope Lifeboat disaster, I have the enormous privilege of leading a debate in the Scottish Parliament marking this historic milestone.

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McArthur asks for “Island Proofed” Legal Aid

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur has secured a commitment from the Scottish Government to look at the provision of legal aid support in island communities.

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McArthur welcomes all female shortlist for SYP Elections

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur has welcomed news that the next Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs) for Orkney will be elected from an all-female shortlist of candidates.

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McArthur lends support to Marie Curie and the Great Daffodil Appeal

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur has commended the work of Marie Curie nurses, staff and volunteers in the islands during a debate marking this year’s Great Daffodil Appeal.

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McArthur presses Government again on fair ferry funding

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur has again pressed the Scottish Government to honour its commitments to fair ferry funding.  This follows news that government funding for Orkney’s lifeline ferry services has decreased by £200,000 since last year, leaving a shortfall of £1,500,000, and that fares are to increase by 3%.

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McArthur Reacts to Strike Date Announcement

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today reacted to confirmation that air traffic controllers at HIAL airports plan to go on strike on Friday 26th April.

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McArthur Demands Action on HIAL ATC Impasse

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today called for action to unlock the impasse between HIAL and Air Traffic Controllers, after the announcement that controllers will be going on strike over pay in April and the summer.

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Northern Isles MSPs raise HIAL Strikes with Scottish Government

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, and Shetland’s MSP, Tavish Scott, have both today raised the impending HIAL air traffic control strike with the Scottish Government.

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Northern Isles MSPs respond to ADS announcement

Responding to the Scottish Government announcement that the ADS scheme, due to end on 31 March, will now be extended to December 2020, Shetland MSP Tavish Scott and Orkney MSP Liam McArthur said:

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McArthur gives Holyrood chance to mark 50th anniversary of Longhope Lifeboat disaster

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur has lodged a motion that he hopes will allow the Scottish Parliament to debate the 50th Anniversary of the Longhope Lifeboat Disaster.

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