HOLYROOD HIGHLIGHTS 30/10/2015

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: SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT FUNDING COMMITMENT “FALLS SHORT"

Orkney's MSP Liam McArthur has today described the Scottish Government’s commitment to reform funding to third sector organisations as “falls short.”

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MCARTHUR PRESSES FIRST MINISTER ON SUPPORT FOR AQUAMARINE AND WIDER MARINE ENERGY SECTOR

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur today used First Minister’s Questions to call on the Scottish Government to do all it can to support Aquamarine Power and the marine energy sector. 

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MCARTHUR: SNP A REAL THREAT TO UNIVERSITIES

Liam McArthur MSP today warned that SNP legislation that could change the way that universities are governed poses a real and present threat to Scotland’s higher education system.

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MCARTHUR: POORER STUDENTS BEING LUMPED WITH MORE DEBT THAN EVER

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesman Liam McArthur MSP today said that poorer students in Scotland are being lumped with more debt than ever.

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MCARTHUR WELCOMES DISEASE SURVEILLANCE CENTRE RETHINK

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has welcomed news that plans to close the SAC Disease Surveillance Centre in Inverness are to be reconsidered.

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NORTHERN ISLES AGAIN MISS OUT ON CHEAP FERRY FARE SCHEME

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today criticised the Scottish Government for continuing to exclude Orkney and Shetland from their cheap ferry fare scheme.

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MCARTHUR WELCOMES EMERGENCY SHIPMENT OF STRAW TO WESTRAY

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has welcomed the shipment of emergency supplies of straw to Westray.

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MCARTHUR WELCOMES GRANT FOR ORKNEY BEFRIENDING SERVICE

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has welcomed £13,500 to continue support for young person’s befriending service in Orkney.

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MCARTHUR CRITICISES SNP RECORD AS ISLANDS CONSULTATION CONTINUES

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur today said that the First Minister should be careful what she wishes for after Nicola Sturgeon appealed for islanders to have their say on a future Scottish Government Islands Bill.

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