Island patients risk being “cut adrift” from healthcare services under current guidance

Today, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur and Shetland’s MSP Beatrice Wishart have called on the Scottish Government to “urgently reconsider” its advice to patients who are required to travel from the islands to mainland hospitals for operations.

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27.08.20

With political debate being pulled to the extremes; social media and the internet empowering individuals and groups to reach ever wider audiences with whatever hateful views they may hold; and reports of all forms of hate crime on the increase, now seems a good time to check our laws in this area are up to scratch.

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Children's Bill brings Scotland closer to compliance with UN Rights of the Child

Commenting on the passing of the Children (Scotland) Bill in the Scottish Parliament today, Scottish Liberal Democrat Justice spokesperson said:

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McArthur welcomes “flexibility” of remote voting in the Scottish Parliament

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has today pressed amendments to the Children (Scotland) Bill as part of the first combined legislating session of the whole Parliament.

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McArthur demands clarity from Ministers on delivery date for RET

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur today (Thursday) demanded clarity from the Scottish Government on when Road Equivalent Tariff (RET) will be delivered on Pentland Firth routes.

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McArthur presses First Minister over bursary support for student paramedics

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) pressed the Scottish Government to commit to introducing a bursary scheme to support student paramedics.

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McArthur presses Ministers to replace internal ferry fleet

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) pressed the Scottish Government to agree a way forward in replacing Orkney’s ageing internal ferry fleet.

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McArthur responds to outbreak of Covid cases in Orkney

Responding to news of a rising number of Coronavirus cases in Orkney, Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur commented:

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McArthur criticises lack of progress in tackling unfair delivery charges

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur has criticised the lack of progress being made by the Scottish Government in tackling unfair delivery charges affecting rural and island communities.

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McArthur seeks clarity on travel following lockdown in Aberdeen

Following the First Minister’s announcement that lockdown restrictions are being reimposed in Aberdeen after an outbreak of Covid-19 cases were linked to a pub in the area, Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur has sought clarity on the implications for those in Orkney needing to travel to or through Aberdeen over the coming days.

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