Northern Isles MSPs raise HIAL Strikes with Scottish Government

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, and Shetland’s MSP, Tavish Scott, have both today raised the impending HIAL air traffic control strike with the Scottish Government.

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Northern Isles MSPs respond to ADS announcement

Responding to the Scottish Government announcement that the ADS scheme, due to end on 31 March, will now be extended to December 2020, Shetland MSP Tavish Scott and Orkney MSP Liam McArthur said:

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McArthur gives Holyrood chance to mark 50th anniversary of Longhope Lifeboat disaster

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur has lodged a motion that he hopes will allow the Scottish Parliament to debate the 50th Anniversary of the Longhope Lifeboat Disaster.

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McArthur raises local concerns with Stagecoach

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur met senior representatives of Stagecoach today ahead of the latest public feedback session over the next two days.

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Government Walking Away from Principle of Fair Ferry Funding, says McArthur

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, today accused the Scottish Government of “walking away from the principle of fair ferry funding” and “short changing the Councils in Orkney and Shetland.

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Community Safety Minister agrees to FAI review

Responding to a question from Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP in the Chamber this afternoon, Minister for Community Safety Ash Denham conceded a review into the broken Fatal Accident Inquiry system was “required”.

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Lib Dems call for review of Fatal Accident Inquiries

Scottish Liberal Democrats have today passed an emergency motion at their spring conference in Hamilton calling for a full independent review of the Fatal Accident Inquiry system, after a number of families have spoken out about the years it takes to undertake inquiries into the deaths of loved ones.

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Lyell Centre Hosts Parliamentarian

The British Geological Survey (BGS) and Heriot-Watt University (HWU) welcomed Liam McArthur MSP to the Lyell Centre today (Wed 27 Feb).

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Orcadian 26/02/19

If the works of Winnie the Pooh are to be believed, and I accept there is conflicting evidence, Tiggers are highly excitable creatures with a tendency to leave a trail of destruction in their wake.

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McArthur Presses for Funding for Men’s Shed

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has pressed Scottish Ministers to look at ways in which health spending might be used to support Men’s Sheds in tackling social isolation and mental ill health.

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