McArthur repeats calls to prioritise R100 roll out for the islands

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur has repeated his calls on the Scottish Government to prioritise the islands when rolling out the next phase of high speed broadband amid further reports that the so-called R100 programme is running behind schedule and unlikely to meet the commitment to 100% coverage across Scotland by 2021.

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McArthur Backs Shelter Scotland Campaign

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has signed Shelter Scotland’s petition to have the right to a decent home enshrined in Scots Law.

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McArthur praises local businesses on Small Business Saturday

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has praised local businesses as being the ‘lifeblood’ of the Orkney economy and community during his visits to Peedie Models, Eco Cars and Judith’s Café on Small Business Saturday.

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McArthur and Wishart criticise Government record on Air Discount Scheme

Northern Isles MSPs Liam McArthur and Beatrice Wishart have criticised the SNP Government for distorting its record on the Air Discount Scheme.

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McArthur urges government to act swiftly to tackle unfair delivery charges

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has written to the Minister for Business, Jamie Hepburn, to urge the government to do more to tackle unfair delivery charges faced by island communities.

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CalMac Launches Legal Proceedings Against Northern Isles Ferry Services Contact Decision

Responding to the news that CalMac has launched legal proceedings against the decision to appoint Serco as the preferred bidder for the Northern Isles Ferry Services contract, Orkney MSP Liam McArthur said:

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McArthur welcomes progress on local forensic services

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has welcomed progress being made on the provision of local forensic services in island health boards.

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McArthur highlights farming concerns with First Minister

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur has highlighted concerns about a recent BBC documentary, Meat: A Threat to Our Planet? which he argued gave a distorted view of the farming sector.

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McArthur calls for government to tackle crisis facing mental health services

During a Liberal Democrat-led debate in parliament today (Wednesday) on the crisis facing mental health services across Scotland, Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur has highlighted the serious pressures on local services in the islands.

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McArthur congratulates Kirkwall on prestigious national award

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has highlighted in parliament the success of Kirkwall town centre, crowned Scotland’s Most Beautiful High Street 2019 this week.

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