McArthur to lead parliamentary debate calling on Scottish Government to ‘Pay Student Paramedics’

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur will lead a debate in the Scottish Parliament tomorrow, calling again on the Scottish Government to provide bursary support to student paramedics.

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McArthur responds to First Minister’s new framework

Responding to the First Minister’s new framework, published today, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur commented:

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McArthur responds to postponement of rollout of new fire alarm rules

Commenting on the Scottish Government’s decision to postpone a rollout of new fire alarm rules, after people were only alerted to the planned changes by a private company just months before a February 2021 deadline, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur responded:

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‘One-off’ refit arrangements now the government’s ‘go to’ position, says McArthur

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has criticised the Scottish Government over plans for replacement cover for the MV Hamnavoe during its refit period in January.

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McArthur calls for additional help with travel costs for islands-based veterans

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has called on the Scottish Government to introduce additional help with the cost of ferry travel for islands-based veterans.

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McArthur selected to contest Scottish election campaign

Orkney Liberal Democrats have unanimously selected Liam McArthur MSP to defend his seat at the Scottish Parliamentary elections next May.

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McArthur again presses First Minister to consider local approach to restrictions

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) again pressed the First Minister to take into account local circumstances and level of risk when deciding whether to apply tighter coronavirus restrictions.

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McArthur responds to further tightening of coronavirus restrictions

Responding to the First Minister’s announcement that tighter restrictions are being enforced across Scotland and will remain in place for 16 days from Friday, Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur commented:

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McArthur backs NFUS calls for continuation of less favoured area support schemes

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has backed calls from NFU Scotland for the continuation of support schemes that provide vital income for farmers and crofters in island and remote rural areas.

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Northern Isles MSPs seek clarity over localised approach for covid restrictions

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur and Shetland’s MSP, Beatrice Wishart have today (Friday) met with the Health Secretary, Jeane Freeman and Deputy National Clinical Director, Dr John Harden to discuss how applying a more localised approach to restrictions might work in the islands.

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