ORCADIAN 04/11/15

I know there are those who argue that I am too often critical of the Scottish Government. Similarly, there are others who feel I am not critical enough.

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MCARTHUR CALLS ON MINISTERS TO PRIORITISE ORKNEY BROADBAND COVERAGE

Finance Secretary, John Swinney has acknowledged, in response to questions from Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur in parliament this afternoon (4 November), the need for further urgent action to fill gaps in broadband coverage that are likely to remain even after the current broadband roll-out programme.

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MCARTHUR SPEAKS UP FOR SKILLS TRAINING AND APPRENTICESHIPS IN ORKNEY

During a meeting today (Tuesday 3 November) of the Scottish Parliament’s Education & Culture Committee, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur pressed Skills Development Scotland’s management team to explain what steps it is taking to deliver skills training and apprenticeships in Orkney.  

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ORKNEY MSP VISITS KIRKWALL GRAMMAR SCHOOL

On Monday this week, Orkney MSP Liam McArthur spent time discussing with pupils at Kirkwall Grammar School the role of an MSP and the work of the Scottish Parliament.  

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MCARTHUR: YOUNG ORCADIANS SET TO MISS OUT ON MINIMUM WAGE

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today criticised the UK Government as it was confirmed that young people are set to miss out on an increase to the minimum wage.

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HOLYROOD HIGHLIGHTS 30/10/2015

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: SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT FUNDING COMMITMENT “FALLS SHORT"

Orkney's MSP Liam McArthur has today described the Scottish Government’s commitment to reform funding to third sector organisations as “falls short.”

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MCARTHUR PRESSES FIRST MINISTER ON SUPPORT FOR AQUAMARINE AND WIDER MARINE ENERGY SECTOR

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur today used First Minister’s Questions to call on the Scottish Government to do all it can to support Aquamarine Power and the marine energy sector. 

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MCARTHUR: SNP A REAL THREAT TO UNIVERSITIES

Liam McArthur MSP today warned that SNP legislation that could change the way that universities are governed poses a real and present threat to Scotland’s higher education system.

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MCARTHUR: POORER STUDENTS BEING LUMPED WITH MORE DEBT THAN EVER

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesman Liam McArthur MSP today said that poorer students in Scotland are being lumped with more debt than ever.

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