McArthur questions First Minister over local CAMHS delays

Orkney's MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) questioned the First Minister over a "lack of capacity" in young people's mental health services in Orkney. It follows concerns raised by constituents over a letter issued by NHS Orkney warning of expected delays and people not being seen over the...

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McArthur voices opposition to National Care Service proposals

Orkney's MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Tuesday) voiced opposition to Scottish Government proposals for a National Care Service (NCS) following a debate in the Scottish Parliament. 

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Orcadian Column, 09 September 2021

After months of humming and hawing; nods and winks; rumours about ‘will she, won’t she’, Nicola Sturgeon finally confirmed last week her intention to introduce domestic vaccine passports in Scotland.

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McArthur questions Minister over delivery of new ferries

Orkney's MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) questioned the Transport Minister over how and when Orkney's ageing internal fleet will be replaced.

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McArthur backs petition calling for a halt to air traffic centralisation

Orkney's MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Wednesday) reiterated his support for a petition calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to halt HIAL's Air Traffic Management Strategy.

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Programme for Government risks more overpromising and under-delivery, says McArthur

In response to the First Minister’s parliamentary statement on her government’s legislative programme for the coming year [...]

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McArthur responds to Scottish Government plans for vaccine passports

The First Minister announced yesterday (Wednesday) that the Scottish Government intend to introduce 'vaccination certification' in Scotland to enter nightclubs and certain large events. The proposal, which will be subject to a parliamentary vote, will be debated in the Scottish Parliament next week.

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McArthur marks Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight 2021

Orkney's MSP, Liam McArthur, has praised Orkney's Food and Drink sector ahead of the start of Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight 2021 which begins this weekend.

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McArthur meets new Chief Inspector

Orkney's MSP, Liam McArthur, has met the new Chief Inspector for Orkney, Ali Garrow. 

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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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