McArthur comments on announcement of BT as preferred R100 bidder

Responding to the announcement that BT is the preferred bidder for the northern lot of the R100 contract, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur commented:

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McArthur comments on Alistair Buchan’s retirement

Commenting on the news that Alistair Buchan has retired as Orkney Islands Council Chief Executive after 22 years in the role, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur said:

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McArthur raises MV Eynhallow concerns in parliament

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has raised concerns about the impact that restrictions on high-sided vehicles being carried on MV Eynhallow are likely to have on the communities of Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre.

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McArthur reinforces urgent need for RET on Orkney’s ferry routes

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Wednesday) reinforced the urgent need for RET to be introduced on Orkney’s ferry routes.

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McArthur follows up on patient transfer delays

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has met with Rob Dalziel, Operational Lead for the Scottish Air Ambulance Service, to follow up on concerns about patient transfer delays from Kirkwall Airport to the new Balfour Hospital.

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McArthur welcomes progress to end industrial action

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has welcomed the progress being made to end the industrial action at Highlands and Islands Airports following the announcement that Prospect will put a revised offer from HIAL to their membership.

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McArthur demands better for EU citizens

Speaking in a parliamentary debate earlier today (Tuesday), Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur highlighted the problems faced by non-UK EU citizens living in Orkney, and in communities across the UK, as a result of Brexit.

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McArthur maintains pressure on government over replacement ferries

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Wednesday) used an opposition debate on Transport to repeat calls for the Scottish Government to help with procuring replacement vessels for Orkney’s internal ferry services.

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Cabinet Secretary agrees to visit Orkney to discuss geese management concerns

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has secured a commitment from the Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Roseanna Cunningham, to visit Orkney to see first-hand the damage being done to crops and farmland by native greylag geese.

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McArthur comments on Northern Isles Ferry contract delay

Responding to news that the start of the new Northern Isles Ferry contract will be delayed until 31st January 2020 following further correspondence between the European Commission and the Scottish Government in relation to the ongoing complaint from Pentland Ferries, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur commented:

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