MCARTHUR : FARMERS HAVE BEEN LET DOWN

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur today backed NFU Scotland calls for answers from Scottish Ministers over agricultural support payments.

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HOLYROOD HIGHLIGHTS 13/11/2015

Following is the latest edition of Holyrood Highlights. Please email liam.mcarthur.msp@scottish.parliament.uk to have this update sent to you weekly.

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MCARTHUR SECURES FIRST MINISTER SUPPORT IN CAMPAIGN FOR MORE RELIABILE AIR SERVICES

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur used First Minister’s Questions today to urge the First Minister to make direct contact with Loganair amid a further loss of public confidence in the reliability of services. 

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MCARTHUR: “STORAGE ESSENTIAL TO RENEWABLE ENERGY AMBITIONS”

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur used a debate in the Scottish Parliament today to call on greater priority of energy storage, including local projects in Orkney.

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MCARTHUR CALLS ON SNP TO UNLOCK SALTIRE PRIZE CASH

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Liam McArthur today called on SNP Ministers to use £10 million set aside for the Saltire Prize to support the marine renewables industry.

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ORCADIAN 04/11/15

I know there are those who argue that I am too often critical of the Scottish Government. Similarly, there are others who feel I am not critical enough.

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MCARTHUR CALLS ON MINISTERS TO PRIORITISE ORKNEY BROADBAND COVERAGE

Finance Secretary, John Swinney has acknowledged, in response to questions from Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur in parliament this afternoon (4 November), the need for further urgent action to fill gaps in broadband coverage that are likely to remain even after the current broadband roll-out programme.

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MCARTHUR SPEAKS UP FOR SKILLS TRAINING AND APPRENTICESHIPS IN ORKNEY

During a meeting today (Tuesday 3 November) of the Scottish Parliament’s Education & Culture Committee, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur pressed Skills Development Scotland’s management team to explain what steps it is taking to deliver skills training and apprenticeships in Orkney.  

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ORKNEY MSP VISITS KIRKWALL GRAMMAR SCHOOL

On Monday this week, Orkney MSP Liam McArthur spent time discussing with pupils at Kirkwall Grammar School the role of an MSP and the work of the Scottish Parliament.  

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MCARTHUR: YOUNG ORCADIANS SET TO MISS OUT ON MINIMUM WAGE

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today criticised the UK Government as it was confirmed that young people are set to miss out on an increase to the minimum wage.

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