Northern Isles MSPs repeat calls for Scottish Government to honour fair ferry funding commitment

Northern Isles MSPs, Liam McArthur MSP and Beatrice Wishart MSP have repeated their calls for the Scottish Government to honour its commitment to fair funding for internal ferry services.

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MSPs call out “centralisation by another name”

Liam McArthur MSP and Beatrice Wishart MSP, who represent Orkney and Shetland respectively, have called for reconsideration of reported cuts to the budget for Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

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McArthur maintains pressure for improved land ambulance cover in Orkney

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has vowed to continue the fight for improved land ambulance provision in Orkney, following discussions with Scottish Ambulance Service managers this week.

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McArthur responds to Northern Isles Ferry Services Announcement

Responding to the news that Calmac has dropped legal proceedings against the government’s decision to appoint Serco as the preferred bidder for the Northern Isles Ferry Services contract, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur commented:

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McArthur disappointed that delivery charges action plan review has been delayed

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has expressed disappointment at further delays in the Scottish Government’s review of their ‘Fairer Deliveries for All: An Action Plan’.

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McArthur repeats calls to treat SIMD figures with caution

Responding to the recent publication of Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) figures, Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has repeated calls to treat the figures with caution when it comes to rural and island communities.

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McArthur calls for additional support for Northern Isles ferry routes

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has called for additional funding to be made available from the Scottish Government to support additional sailings on Northern Isles ferry routes.

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McArthur marks commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment at parliament to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

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McArthur argues HIAL proposals were a ‘deck stacked from the start.’

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has used a Liberal Democrat Members Business Debate on the proposed centralisation of air traffic control in the Highlands and Islands to argue that the decision was a ‘deck stacked from the start.’

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McArthur urges Ministers to ‘call a halt’ to air traffic control centralisation

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Tuesday) urged Ministers to call a halt to the centralisation of air traffic control (ATC) services to enable a full islands impact assessment of the proposals to take place.

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