McArthur calls for long term commitment to goose management

During a meeting today with Rural Affairs Minister, Mairi Gougeon, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur emphasised the need for the Scottish Government to ‘stay the course’ in efforts to reduce greylag geese numbers in the islands.

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McArthur seeks assurances on fuel poverty from the Minister

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Wednesday) pushed the Scottish Government to finalise its Fuel Poverty Strategy, while also ensuring that resources are targeted towards tackling extreme fuel poverty in remote rural and island areas.

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McArthur Welcomes Re-Think of College Dropout Fee

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has welcomed a decision by City of Glasgow College to withdraw a penalty fee charged to Orkney student, Ms Charlie Fender, after she left her course early.

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Holyrood Highlights 21.06.19

You can see what I’ve been up to this week in the latest edition of Holyrood Highlights below.  If you would like to have this update sent to you weekly, please email me on liam.mcarthur.msp@parliament.scot 

 

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My Orcadian Column 20.06.19

There can be few experiences quite as stressful as waiting for an operation. At a time when, despite the best efforts of hard-working NHS staff, waiting lists for some procedures are measured in months or even years, that is perhaps more true than ever.

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McArthur Praises Marie Curie

 

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, is joining Marie Curie’s call to throw a Blooming Great Tea Party and raise money to support people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones.

 

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Northern Isles MSPs demand transparency in RET process

Today, MSPs for the Northern Isles Liam McArthur and Tavish Scott have called for increased transparency about the steps being taken to introduce RET for Northern Isles ferry routes, after recent correspondence with the European Commission revealed that no specific complaint investigations are currently in process.

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McArthur welcomes further improvements to Fuel Poverty Bill

As the Scottish Parliament considered final amendments to the Fuel Poverty (Scotland) Bill this afternoon, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur welcomed changes that strengthen requirements on every local authority to meet targets for reducing fuel poverty in their area.  Amendments were also passed that allow targets to be brought forward, based on the advice of the independent advisory panel.

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McArthur to meet Minister over goose management funding

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, is to take part in cross-party talks with the Minister for Rural Affairs, Mairi Gougeon MSP over funding for efforts to manage Orkney’s resident greylag goose population.

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McArthur raises mental health concerns with Minister

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) raised with Ministers the need for increased capacity in local child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) in Orkney.

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