McArthur welcomes progress of legislation to address livestock attacks

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has welcomed the progress of new legislation being taken forward at Holyrood that aims to tackle increasing instances of attacks on livestock.

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McArthur welcomes progress of legislation to address livestock attacks

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has welcomed the progress of new legislation being taken forward at Holyrood that aims to tackle increasing instances of attacks on livestock.

The Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill, which intends to strengthen powers for the investigation and enforcement of the offence of ‘livestock worrying’, was debated at stage one by MSPs today (Thursday). While the vote was delayed for technical reasons, it is clear that the Bill commands unanimous support across the Chamber.

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McArthur calls for greater support for food and drink sector

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) urged the Scottish Government to make available targeted support to help businesses in the food and drink sector to upscale their operations.

During Portfolio Questions, Mr McArthur highlighted that the pandemic has forced many businesses in Orkney’s food and drink sector to change how they operate, including by increasing their digital reach and capabilities.

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McArthur supports greater protections for retail workers

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has supported legislation to give greater protection to retail workers, particularly where they are selling goods or services that are age restricted.

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McArthur secures confirmation on support for accommodation providers

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) secured confirmation from the Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes that island businesses will have access to the same ongoing support as businesses elsewhere in Scotland.

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McArthur calls for clarity on re-opening of DigitalBoost Development Grant

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) urged the Scottish Government to urgently provide clarity on when the DigitalBoost Development Grant will reopen after local businesses were left frustrated at being prevented from making applications.

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McArthur welcomes additional business support for islands

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Tuesday) welcomed the announcement of additional financial support being made available for hospitality, retail and leisure businesses in the islands.

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McArthur responds to Helliar grounding incident

Responding to news that MV Helliar has been taken out of service following a ‘grounding’ incident yesterday (Monday), Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur commented:

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McArthur secures agreement from Finance Secretary on additional business support

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has welcomed assurances from the Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes that she will look at ways of allowing businesses in Orkney access to similar support to that available to businesses in Level 4 areas on the Scottish Mainland.

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McArthur secures agreement from Finance Secretary on additional business support

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has welcomed assurances from the Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes that she will look at ways of allowing businesses in Orkney access to similar support to that available to businesses in Level 4 areas on the Scottish Mainland.

 

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