Northern Isles MSPs seek assurances over future freight capacity

Northern Isles MSPs, Liam McArthur and Beatrice Wishart, have today (Friday) written to the Cabinet Secretary for Transport seeking assurances that the Scottish Government and Transport Scotland have in place sufficient contingency to allow Orkney and Shetland’s freight needs to be met over the c...

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Advice Surgeries

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Island MSPs pressure Scottish Government to fix island college funding shortfall

Cross-party MSPs representing the three main island groups, Orkney, Shetland, and Na h-Eileanan an Iar, have today (Monday) written to the Minister for Higher and Further Education, Jamie Hepburn, to call for an uplift in funding for island colleges to address a specific shortfall in their budgets. 

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McArthur responds to HIAL Air Traffic Control Strike Action

This is bad news given the inevitable disruption any strike action will have on our lifeline air services. These are services that have already been badly affected by the pandemic, so this is the last thing that is needed.

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Update on Breast Screening Programme in Orkney

The Breast Screening Programme is currently unable to provide screening appointments for women out with 50-71 years due to the need to catch up with the backlog of the eligible age group because of the pause to screening last year.

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Covid-19 Update: 13/07/21

The First Minister today gave the latest Covid-19 update to a virtual session of parliament where she announced several important changes to restrictions. From Monday 19 July, all remaining parts of Scotland will move to level 0. This move will be made with certain modifications, however, which w...

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Job Vacancies

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Liam responds to Willie Rennie's resignation as Scottish Liberal Democrats Leader

“Willie Rennie has been my friend for over 30 years and I am very sorry to see him stepping down as leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats.

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Orcadian Column, 6 July 2021

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About

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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