McArthur comments on continuation of Agri-Environment Climate Scheme

Commenting on the announcement that Scotland’s Agri-Environment Climate Scheme will open for another round of funding applications in January 2021, albeit on a limited basis and without details of the level of support being made available, Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur said:

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McArthur calls on Scottish Government to “work now, to avoid past mistakes” ahead of restrictions

Orkney’s MSP has today called on the Scottish Government to “work now, to avoid past mistakes” as Scotland embarks on a new period of tighter restrictions.

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McArthur welcomes flexibility around inter-isles travel

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has welcomed Orkney Islands Council’s confirmation that residents in the North and South Isles can continue to use the inter-isles ferry service as normal from 27th December.

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McArthur secures confirmation on future of Air Discount Scheme

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) secured a confirmation from the First Minister that the Air Discount Scheme will continue beyond this year.

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McArthur calls for proper auditing of ATMS proposals

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has called for a proper audit of HIAL’s air traffic centralisation proposals amidst fears of rising costs.

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McArthur welcomes vaccine approval for all islands

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the publication of new guidance that will allow the Pfizer vaccine to be transported to smaller island communities.

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McArthur responds to news of vaccine distribution problems

Responding to the news that the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine cannot currently be distributed to some island communities, Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur commented:

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McArthur comments on R100 contract being signed

Responding to news that the ‘North Lot’ contract for the Scottish Government’s R100 broadband programme has been formally signed with BT, Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur commented:

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McArthur calls for emergency funding for Orkney Ferries

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) called on the Islands Minister, Paul Wheelhouse to provide emergency funding for Orkney Ferries in light of the severe losses they’ve faced during the pandemic.

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McArthur praises ‘resilience and adaptability’ of Orkney’s businesses

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has praised the resilience and adaptability of Orkney’s businesses during a turbulent year and thanked them for their work to support communities, following a recent visit to Alison Moore Designs in Dounby to mark Small Business Saturday.

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