McArthur Raises Hoolan Energy Appeal in Parliament

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur today quizzed the Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning Kevin Stewart MSP on how the views of local communities is taken into account by Ministers when considering planning appeals.

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McArthur Hails Youth Café Grant

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has today expressed relief that the funding crisis facing the Orkney Youth Café has been lifted following a successful application to BBC’s Children in Need.

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McArthur welcomes funding for Orkney Native Wildlife Project

Liam McArthur, the MSP for Orkney, has welcomed the news that funding has been secured for a new project designed to safeguard Orkney’s natural environment.

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McArthur highlights health case for ‘island-proofing’ fuel poverty legislation

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has warned of the potential public health risks should the Scottish Government fail to ‘island proof’ its legislation on fuel poverty.

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My Orcadian Column 11/10/18

Politics, at present, does not lack for issues on which politicians and the wider public find themselves implacably divided.  It is important these constitutional disagreements are robustly debated, even if some of the personal antagonism could safely be dropped without diminishing the power or persuasiveness of either side’s argument.

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McArthur speaks up for Orkney’s women in sport

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur used a debate in the Scottish Parliament this afternoon to highlight the achievements of Orkney’s sportswomen.

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McArthur to Praise Innovative Work of Age Scotland Orkney in Parliament Debate

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur will use debate in parliament this afternoon to praise the work of Age Scotland Orkney over the past 25 years and will draw attention to plans for rolling out a Good Day Calls service nationwide.  The scheme has been run successfully in Orkney over recent years and Age Scotland Orkney will now deliver it across Scotland

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Getting to Know You: Holyrood Magazine

I did an interview for the Holyrood Magazine. You can read it here.

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McArthur: Ferry tendering is right decision at last

Commenting on the confirmation that the Scottish Government has begun the tendering process for the next Northern Isles ferry contract, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur said:

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My Orcadian Column 27/9/18

Orcadian 27/09/18

OK, fair warning.  Having held off as long as I can, recent events make it impossible for me to ignore developments in the slow moving train wreck that is Brexit.

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