McArthur highlights tourism sector concerns about high travel costs

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur has today (Wednesday) highlighted with Scottish Ministers concerns raised by the tourism sector in Orkney about the impact of high travel costs.

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McArthur highlights importance of maintaining high standards for food production

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) highlighted the need for farmers to have access to a wide range of measures to enable them to contribute to reducing emissions.

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McArthur highlights urgent need for replacement vessels

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Wednesday) again highlighted to the Scottish Government the urgent need for procurement of replacement vessels for Orkney’s internal ferry services.

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Northern Isles MSPs maintain pressure on delivery of fair ferry funding commitments

Northern Isles MSPs, Liam McArthur and Beatrice Wishart, met today (Tuesday) with the newly appointed Scottish Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes, to reinforce the need for the government to honour its commitment to fair funding for internal ferry services in Orkney and Shetland.

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McArthur disappointed at lack of 4G Programme progress in Orkney

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has expressed his disappointment at the lack of progress in installing new mobile phone infrastructure in Orkney as part of the 4G Infill Programme.

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Northern Isles MSPs repeat calls for Scottish Government to honour fair ferry funding commitment

Northern Isles MSPs, Liam McArthur MSP and Beatrice Wishart MSP have repeated their calls for the Scottish Government to honour its commitment to fair funding for internal ferry services.

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MSPs call out “centralisation by another name”

Liam McArthur MSP and Beatrice Wishart MSP, who represent Orkney and Shetland respectively, have called for reconsideration of reported cuts to the budget for Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

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McArthur maintains pressure for improved land ambulance cover in Orkney

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has vowed to continue the fight for improved land ambulance provision in Orkney, following discussions with Scottish Ambulance Service managers this week.

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McArthur responds to Northern Isles Ferry Services Announcement

Responding to the news that Calmac has dropped legal proceedings against the government’s decision to appoint Serco as the preferred bidder for the Northern Isles Ferry Services contract, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur commented:

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McArthur disappointed that delivery charges action plan review has been delayed

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has expressed disappointment at further delays in the Scottish Government’s review of their ‘Fairer Deliveries for All: An Action Plan’.

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