MCARTHUR MEETS WITH HITRANS AND SSE

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur traveled to Inverness today to meet senior officials at SSE and Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership. 

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MCARTHUR BACKS NFUS CALL ON SUPPORT PAYMENTS

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has backed NFU Scotland in the call for clarity over when local farmers and crofters will receive essential support payments. 

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ORKNEY BROADBAND UPGRADE NEEDS EXTRA RESOURCES, SAYS MCARTHUR

Local MSP makes the call as superfast broadband coverage in Orkney set to fall short of the average across the Highlands & Islands region.

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HOLYROOD HIGHLIGHTS 09/10/2015

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 CALLS FOR FLEXIBILITY ON TEACHER RECRUITMENT

Scottish Liberal Democrat Education Spokesman Liam McArthur MSP has called on SNP Ministers to give councils extra flexibility to recruit the teaching staff they need.

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MCARTHUR: NORTH RAIL LINK NEEDS SERIOUS INVESTMENT

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has encouraged Scottish Ministers to look seriously at investment in the rail network north of Inverness. 

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ORCADIAN COLUMN 08/10/15

I first met Scott and Phoebe Preston back in June. The meeting in parliament was hosted by my Shetland colleague, Tavish Scott, who also happens to be Scott and Phoebe’s local MSP.

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MCARTHUR FIGHTS FOR EMPOWERED ISLANDS

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur used a debate in the Scottish Parliament today to warn that island proofing will need to be more than a tick box exercise.

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MCARTHUR WELCOMES INCREASE IN AIR DISCOUNT SCHEME SUPPORT

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today welcomed the announcement that the Air Discount Scheme is to be increased from 40% to 50%.

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MCARTHUR: TORY POLICIES A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO RENEWABLE SECTOR

Scottish Liberal Democrat energy spokesman Liam McArthur MSP today said new figures which reveal the UK wind industry supports 30,000 jobs show that Tory policies pose a clear and present danger to the renewables sector.

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