McArthur seeks assurances over geese numbers

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has sought assurances from Ministers about future plans to manage geese numbers in Orkney.

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McArthur successfully amends Fuel Poverty Bill to address island concerns

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur today successfully amended the government’s Fuel Poverty Bill to ensure it takes account of the specific needs of island communities.

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Orcadian Column 29/3/19

Orcadian 29/03/19

I shattered my record last week by delivering five parliamentary speeches in just three days.  More remarkable than the eclectic variety of topics covered, ranging from land reform to the Men’s Shed movement, was the fact that at no point did I mention the word ‘Brexit’.

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Additional freight capacity still needed on Northern Isles ferry routes, say Scott and McArthur

Northern Isles MSPs, Liam McArthur and Tavish Scott, have today repeated their calls for the Scottish Government to make additional freight capacity available on Orkney and Shetland ferry routes.  the call comes as Ministers confirm the purchase of the two freight ferries, MV Helliar and MV Hildasay,  that currently operate on the routes from Aberdeen to Kirkwall, Orkney and Lerwick.

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McArthur champions the success of Orkney’s Men’s Shed

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur has today praised the work of Orkney Men’s Shed in a Members’ Debate in the Scottish Parliament, highlighting the benefits in terms of reducing the risk of loneliness and isolation or even poor mental health.

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I am recruiting! Parliamentary and Communications Assistant

An exciting opportunity has arisen within my office for the position of Parliamentary and Communications Assistant. The post is to support the me in my parliamentary role, currently as spokesperson for justice and energy, and in my work representing the Orkney constituency.

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McArthur highlights strengths of Orkney’s tourism sector

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur has called on the Scottish Government to support the success of Orkney’s tourism sector with investment in key infrastructure.

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Orcadian 14/03/19

Ahead of events this weekend commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Longhope Lifeboat disaster, I have the enormous privilege of leading a debate in the Scottish Parliament marking this historic milestone.

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McArthur asks for “Island Proofed” Legal Aid

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur has secured a commitment from the Scottish Government to look at the provision of legal aid support in island communities.

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McArthur welcomes all female shortlist for SYP Elections

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur has welcomed news that the next Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs) for Orkney will be elected from an all-female shortlist of candidates.

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