Liam McArthur, Liberal Democrat MSP for Orkney, has taken on a hairy challenge this month in support of the world-wide Movember campaign to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer and men’s health issues more generally.

Mr McArthur has again donated his top lip for charity and, despite a later start than usual, will nurture his moustache until the end of the month to help 'change the face of men's health.’

Moustache Season – all through November – has seen thousands of ‘Mo Bros’ using their moustache to become a walking, talking billboard, putting men’s health issues firmly on the agenda for the month.

As November draws to an end, Orkney’s MSP is encouraging men to get a check-up with their GP and for donations to be made at

Commenting, Orkney’s MSP said:

“Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Scottish men. It is something that has affected my own family in recent years. Campaigns like Movember, that raise awareness in a fun way, provide people with the facts they need and are always worthy of support.

“Movember challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men’s health by growing a moustache. The moustache becomes the ribbon for men’s health, the means by which awareness and funds are raised for cancers that affect men.

“Despite a later than usual start, I am confident that my moustache will be a strong finisher. It is good to see one or two fellow MSPs joining me this year in highlighting this great cause. My only regret is that my Mexican bandit moustache may have rather ruined one or two photos at various events I’ve attended over the last couple of weeks. If it encourages any men in Orkney to go and visit their GP, however, it will have been absolutely worth it”.


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