McArthur calls out SNP for shelving Erasmus replacement indefinitely

Orkney's MSP, Liam McArthur, has today criticised the Scottish Government's ongoing failure to deliver on its promise of a Scottish exchange programme to replace the Erasmus scheme.

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McArthur calls for Audit Scotland to investigate HIAL centralisation project

Orkney's MSP, Liam McArthur, has reiterated his call for a proper audit into HIAL's proposals to centralise air traffic control services.

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McArthur marks Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

Orkney's MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Monday) marked the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week, the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health.  

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McArthur hosts joint meeting on isles first responders' provision

Orkney's MSP, Liam McArthur, has hosted a joint meeting with Scottish Ambulance Service and NHS Orkney to discuss the community first responder network in the isles.

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McArthur marks MS Awareness Week 2022

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has praised the work of MS Society Orkney and local efforts to support those living with Multiple Sclerosis during a debate in the Scottish Parliament marking MS Awareness Week 2022.

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Orcadian Column, 21 April 2022

Parliamentary recess provides the ideal opportunity for a spot of ‘island hopping’. So it was that last week I headed first south to Flotta and then north to Westray for surgeries and meetings with local residents. Days spent in the isles are always good for the soul, although Westray was notably...

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McArthur raises farming and fishing fuel fears

Orkney's MSP, Liam McArthur, has highlighted fears within the farming and fishing sectors sparked by an “exceptional rise in input costs” which he warned is forcing some to consider leaving “leaving the industry entirely”.

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McArthur meets Loganair over recent flight disruption

Following concerns raised regarding recent flight disruption, notably on a cancelled flight between Aberdeen and Kirkwall last Friday, Orkney's MSP, Liam McArthur, has met with senior Loganair management this afternoon (Wednesday). 

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Orcadian Column, 24 March 2022

Just over 25 years ago, my younger brother, Dugald was injured playing rugby. A tackle that went badly wrong left him paralysed from the shoulders down, overturning his world in an instant. Since then, Dug has rebuilt his life, fiercely defending his independence, overcoming obstacles on a daily ...

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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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