HOLYROOD HIGHLIGHTS 23/11/2015

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: SNP ALL AT SEA OVER STANDARDISED TESTING

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesman Liam McArthur MSP today warned that the SNP appear all at sea over national standardised testing in schools. 

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MCARTHUR WARNS BUILDING REGULATIONS RISK FUEL POVERTY

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has warned Scottish Ministers that current building regulations risk making fuel poverty levels in the islands worse.  

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MCARTHUR : FARMERS HAVE BEEN LET DOWN

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur today backed NFU Scotland calls for answers from Scottish Ministers over agricultural support payments.

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HOLYROOD HIGHLIGHTS 13/11/2015

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 SECURES FIRST MINISTER SUPPORT IN CAMPAIGN FOR MORE RELIABILE AIR SERVICES

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur used First Minister’s Questions today to urge the First Minister to make direct contact with Loganair amid a further loss of public confidence in the reliability of services. 

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MCARTHUR: “STORAGE ESSENTIAL TO RENEWABLE ENERGY AMBITIONS”

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur used a debate in the Scottish Parliament today to call on greater priority of energy storage, including local projects in Orkney.

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MCARTHUR CALLS ON SNP TO UNLOCK SALTIRE PRIZE CASH

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Liam McArthur today called on SNP Ministers to use £10 million set aside for the Saltire Prize to support the marine renewables industry.

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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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