McArthur welcomes First Minister’s agreement to ease indoor meeting rules

Responding to the First Minister’s announcement that people living in Orkney will be allowed to meet with one other household up to a maximum of six people inside their own homes from Friday, Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur commented:

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McArthur calls for “clear direction and swift action” on climate friendly farming

Commenting on the publication of a new report into the relationship between farming and reducing emissions in Scotland, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has called for “clear direction and swift action” to help Scotland’s farmers contribute to the country’s ambitious climate change targets.

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McArthur comments on completion of Pentland Firth cable replacement

Following news that one of the two submarine electricity distribution cables connecting Orkney to mainland Scotland has now been successfully replaced, Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur commented:

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McArthur calls for greater support to address fuel poverty

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, is calling on the Scottish Government to provide greater support to address heightened risks of fuel poverty during the winter months given that more people are now being expected to stay home.

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McArthur maintains pressure for improvements to Orkney’s land ambulance capacity

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has maintained pressure on Ministers to commit recently announced funding to improve land ambulance capacity in Orkney.

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McArthur presses First Minister again on indoor restrictions

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) pressed the First Minister to provide an assurance that restrictions on small indoor gatherings in Orkney will be lifted ‘at the earliest opportunity’ now that the islands have been placed in level one of the tiered system from 2nd November.

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Orkney offers “reasons to be confident” about Scotland’s green recovery

Speaking today in a parliamentary debate on Scotland’s energy future, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur highlighted the islands’ track record in leading innovation and the role it could play in the transition to net zero emissions.

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Disappointment at Scottish Government’s response to the Pay Student Paramedics campaign

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has expressed his disappointment at the Scottish Government’s continued refusal to offer bursaries to student paramedics.

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McArthur urges First Minister to reassess indoor meeting rules for Orkney

During today’s debate in the Scottish Parliament on Scotland’s Strategic Framework for Tackling Covid, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur urged the First Minister to reconsider the decision to continue with restrictions on small, indoor gatherings in areas, such as Orkney.

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McArthur raises concerns about threat of illegal fishing post Brexit

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Monday) raised concerns with Police Scotland about the risk of illegal fishing post Brexit.

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