McArthur welcomes food security and supply taskforce recommendations

Orkney's MSP, Liam McArthur, has welcomed the recommendations published by the Food Security and Supply Taskforce today and urged the Scottish Government to deliver them urgently.

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McArthur praises Orkney's Men's Sheds

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur has today praised the work of Orkney Men’s Shed and the development of the county's second Men's Shed in Sanday.

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Orcadian Column, 16 June 2022

The Men’s Shed movement has been an under-sung success story since its emergence as a concept during the 1980s in Australia. Based on the premise that “men don’t talk face to face but shoulder to shoulder”, the movement has provided an excuse, opportunity and space within communities for older me...

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McArthur presses Minister to plug gaps in the broadband rollout programme

Orkney's MSP, Liam McArthur, has today reiterated his concerns that the Scottish Government’s broadband programme risks "falling far short" of the promise to connect 100% of households.  

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McArthur calls for emergency programme for homes to reduce emissions

Speaking after the Scottish Greenhouse Gas Statistics 2020 showed a 12% reduction as covid restrictions took effect, Scottish Liberal Democrat climate emergency spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

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McArthur supports Carers Week 2022

Orkney's MSP, Liam McArthur, has marked the start of Carers Week 2022 by adding his support to Age Scotland's new #KnowYourRights campaign designed to support carers better understand and realise their rights.

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McArthur holds further talks with Loganair over ongoing disruption

Orkney's MSP, Liam McArthur, has held further discussions with Loganair’s senior management in light of a fresh wave of flight disruption.

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McArthur encourages Orkney students to apply for SAAS

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has encouraged students from Orkney to submit their applications for fees, bursaries or loans for higher education before June 30 2022.

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McArthur reiterates concerns over bus travel scheme

In response to figures revealing only 17% of under 22-year-olds in Orkney have successfully applied to the Young Persons' Free Bus Travel Scheme, Orkney's MSP has reiterated his concerns about the unnecessarily complex and confusing application process.

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Liam has strong ties with Orkney. He attended Sanday school and Kirkwall Grammar. Liam has worked for European Commission, as a consultant helping charities and as a Special Adviser to the Deputy First Minister, then former MP and MSP for Orkney Jim Wallace. A football enthusiast, Liam played in Orkney's inter-county team and for Scottish Universities, while captain of Edinburgh University. In Parliament, Liam is the Scottish Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Energy, Young People and Education.

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