Liam McArthur MSP raises a cup to help people with cancer live life as fully as they can

Liam McArthur MSP for Orkney joined MSP’s from across the Scottish Parliament to raise a cup to the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

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McArthur seeks clarity on poor CAMHS spend in Orkney

Responding to a report from Audit Scotland highlighting that Orkney has the second lowest spend on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Scotland, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has written to the new Chief Executive of Orkney Health & Care expressing concern and seeking clarification about why Orkney appears to be so far behind

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MCARTHUR PUSHES FOR COMMUNITY BENEFIT IN CROWN ESTATE BILL

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur today made the case for empowering island authorities to determine the ‘community benefit’ from future marine developments.

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Report makes case for Orkney to be prioritised in broadband roll out, says McArthur

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur has called on the Scottish Government to pick up the pace in rolling out high speed broadband.  He also made the case for prioritising delivery in Orkney after publication of a report by the Auditor General, Superfast broadband for Scotland: Further progress update, revealed that Orkney continues to lag behind other parts of the country.

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McArthur secures First Minister agreement to investigate freight capacity on Northern Isles routes

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, today secured agreement from the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, to look into the need for additional freight capacity on ferry routes serving Orkney and Shetland.

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McArthur leads parliamentary debate on future of marine renewables

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur led a debate in the Scottish Parliament today highlighting the achievements of Scotland’s marine renewables sector and calling for cross-party support to ensure that the sector achieves its potential in future.

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McArthur presses BT on radio links to help improve isles broadband services

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur today met BT representatives to highlight specific concerns about broadband provision in Papay and North Ronaldsay.

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McArthur Speaks in Suicide Prevention Debate

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur used a debate on the Scottish Government’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan: Every Life Matters to highlight the particularly profound effect that suicide can have in smaller rural and island communities.

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My Orcadian Column 13/9/18

It is difficult to think of a time, since coming to power in 2007, when SNP MSPs have not returned to Holyrood after the summer recess with a bit of a swagger.  Last week, however, felt different.

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Holyrood Highlights 7/9/18

Ahead of the formal return of the Scottish Parliament this week, I was in Edinburgh on Sunday for the annual cricket match between MSPs and journalists.  Having been soundly and consistently beaten over recent years, optimism in the MSP dressing room was not high. To the surprise of most, however, we bowled out the journalists for 118 and chased down the runs with plenty of overs to spare. As well as taking the wicket of The Scotsman’s Tom Peterkin, I had the satisfaction of walloping 28 unbeaten runs in appropriately agricultural style!

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