McArthur backs calls from OSAG to tackle phone scams

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has backed calls from the Orkney Scam Awareness Group (OSAG) for Ofcom to act to prevent instances of malicious calls involving geographic virtual numbers.

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McArthur calls for island proofing of Heat Networks Bill

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) led calls in parliament for the framework for the future of climate friendly heating in Scotland to be properly island proofed.

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McArthur secures ‘categoric assurance’ on equal access to covid vaccine

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) received ‘categoric assurances’ from the Health Secretary that islanders will have equal access to the Covid-19 vaccine.

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McArthur responds to news of confirmed start for Covid-19 vaccination programme

Responding to news that the first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine in Scotland will be administered from next week, Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur commented:

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McArthur calls for ‘joined-up approach’ to improve rural broadband

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur is calling on the Scottish and UK Governments to adopt a more ‘joined-up approach’ to improving broadband services, while giving local authorities more of a role in co-ordinating efforts in rural and island communities.

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Number of households in extreme fuel poverty increases 11.5%

Responding to new statistics showing the number of households in extreme fuel poverty increased 11.5% in 2019 to 311,000 and fuel poverty in remote rural areas getting worse, Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur commented:

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McArthur calls for extra travel days for islanders over festive period

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) called on the First Minister to factor in additional travel days for island communities over the festive period.

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McArthur meets Minister over farm plastics concerns

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) met with the Environment Secretary, Roseanna Cunningham to press for a solution to the problems faced by farmers and crofters on the smaller isles as a result of restrictions on burning plastics.

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McArthur presses for funding ‘guarantee’ for accommodation providers

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) pressed the Scottish Government for a guarantee that accommodation providers who were initially excluded from earlier funding schemes will not encounter the same problems in future.

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McArthur again presses for low emission replacement vessels

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Wednesday) again pressed Ministers to agree to replacing Orkney’s internal ferry fleet.

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