McArthur demands clarity on Northern Isles ferry contract deadline

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has demanded that the government provides clarity on when the new Northern Isles ferry contract will be awarded, following recent reports that Transport Scotland officials now say there is ‘no guarantee’ that the contract will be in place by 31st October.

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McArthur secures government commitment to widen access to credit unions in islands

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has secured a commitment from the Scottish Government to look into ways of increasing the uptake of credit union membership in rural and island communities.

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Liam McArthur wears it pink for Breast Cancer Now fundraiser

 

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, added a dash of pink to their usual attire to support Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink fundraiser, which takes place on Friday 18 October.

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McArthur supports project at Stromness Academy to highlight risks of underage drinking

 

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, attended an event designed to highlight the risks associated with underage drinking earlier this week at Stromness Academy.

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McArthur Joins Great British Beach Clean in Orkney

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, will join the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) and hundreds of volunteers during a Great British Beach Clean event at Echna Loch Bay on Monday 23rd September.

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McArthur criticises lack of ferry commitments in programme for government

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Wednesday) criticised the Scottish Government for once again failing to commit to an urgent resolution to internal ferry funding for Northern Isles routes.

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McArthur voices further concern about broadband delays

Following the publication of the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has again voiced his concerns about delays in implementing the rollout of high speed broadband.

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McArthur Highlights Financial Help for Home Self-Build Projects

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has highlighted opportunities that are available to constituents who are looking for financial assistance to build their own homes.

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McArthur hopeful industrial action can finally be brought to an end

Responding to the news that the ballot on HIAL’s revised pay offer to Air Traffic Controllers will close on Wednesday 4th September, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur commented:

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McArthur presses government to remove barriers to Rural Housing Fund applicants

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has now lodged a series of questions to be answered by the Scottish Government, highlighting apparent ‘obstacles’ preventing new homes and refurbishments being progressed under the Rural and Islands Housing Fund.

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