My Orcadian Column 17/1/19

It may be an exaggeration to say that Nicola Sturgeon is fighting for her political life, but the deepening rupture with her long-time friend and political mentor, Alex Salmond has plunged her administration into crisis over the last few days.

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McArthur Presses Government on Local Abattoir

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has secured agreement from the Rural Economy Secretary, Fergus Ewing to look again at potential options for securing a locally-based abattoir in Orkney.

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Orkney Leading the Charge on Electric Vehicles, says McArthur

Orkney Leading the Charge on Electric Vehicles, says McArthur

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, yesterday used a debate in parliament on Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) to highlight the progress Orkney is making towards carbon free transport.

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My Orcadian Column 20/12/18

Orcadian 20/12/18

One consequence of Brexit clogging up every conceivable media outlet at present is that other news stories struggle to get any coverage or airtime at all. 

 

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McArthur repeats demands for the Government to take rural fuel poverty seriously

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has once again pressed the Scottish Government to take proper account of the needs of rural and island areas in its Fuel Poverty Bill. 

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McArthur Urges Minister to robustly challenge HIAL plans to centralise air traffic control services

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has urged the Transport Secretary, Michael Matheson MSP, to be ‘more robust’ in challenging proposals by Highland and Islands Airports ltd (HIAL) to centralise air traffic control services in Inverness.

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North Isles MSPs highlight fuel price discrepancy

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott and Orkney MSP Liam McArthur have lodged a motion in Parliament highlighting the significant discrepancy between isles fuel prices and mainland Scotland. Islanders have long criticised the disproportionate price increase they face when filling up.

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My Orcadian Column 6/12/18

With every passing week, finding ways to write a column about matters parliamentary that avoids getting mired in the latest twists and turns of the tragic Brexit soap opera is proving ever more tricky.  The task is made no easier, dear reader, by the prospect of Theresa May suffering an almost inevitable and humiliating rejection of her Brexit deal in a House of Commons vote next week. 

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Liam McArthur MSP commits to ending HIV related stigma in Scotland

Orkney's MSP, Liam McArthur, today joined with HIV Scotland to mark World AIDS Day in the Scottish Parliament this week, and celebrate the launch of the new book, Disclosures: Rewriting the Narrative About HIV.

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McArthur welcomes significant Scottish Land Fund awards for Orkney

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has today welcomed the news that three organisations in Orkney have been successful in their applications to the Scottish Land Fund.

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