Emergency Towing Vessel contract is a short term fix, says McArthur

Responding to the UK Government’s decision to extend the provision of the Orkney-based Emergency Towing Vessel for 6 months beyond the current contract ending in 6 weeks. Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has called for longer term certainty.

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Northern Isles MSPs urge MCA to maintain tug in Pentland Firth

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur and Shetland MSP Tavish Scott, along with PSPC Jamie Stone, have written to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to highlight the importance of keeping the emergency tow vessel (ETV) based in Orkney. 

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Northern Isles MSPs visit Loganair ‘Spare Hubs’ Site

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur and Shetland MSP Tavish Scott today visited Loganair’s ‘spares hub’ site at Glasgow Airport.

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Northern Isles’ Digital Deficit Highlighted at Holyrood

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur today repeated his calls for the Scottish Government to prioritise investment in places falling behind in broadband and mobile phone coverage.

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McArthur hosts packed meeting in North Ronaldsay on Air Ambulance Services

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur hailed meetings in North Ronaldsay this week with the head of Scotland’s air ambulance service and island residents ‘very productive’.

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McArthur raises Orkney case hit by CAP delays

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur today raised local concerns with the Agriculture Secretary as delays with Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) payments continue to hit farmers and crofters across Orkney. 

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Orkney Air Service Key Users Group a Success, says McArthur

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today hailed the return of the Orkney Air Service Key Users Group as a success.

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CAP delays hitting hard in Orkney, says McArthur

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has called for the Scottish Government to act “immediately” as delays with Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) payments hit hard in Orkney. 

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New statistics show fuel poverty at its worst in Orkney

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has reiterated calls for action as new figures show 63% of households in Orkney are fuel poor.

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McArthur: Aberdeen Airport investment must improve facilities for Isles patients

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has renewed calls to improve facilities at Aberdeen Airport for isles patients following an announcement today of a £20 million redevelopment of Aberdeen Airport.

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