McArthur welcomes expanded use of testing

Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate for Orkney, Liam McArthur, has welcomed the announcement that lateral flow tests are being made universally available in Scotland ahead of the opening up of travel to and from island communities.

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Digital connections are key to recovery in island and rural communities

Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate for Orkney, Liam McArthur, has repeated his call for urgent improvement in digital connectivity in rural and island communities.

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McArthur calls for urgent clarity around island restrictions

Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate for Orkney, Liam McArthur, has called on the Scottish Government to provide urgent clarity around future coronavirus restrictions in the islands.

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Education Bounce Back plans 'vitally important for Orkney's recovery', says McArthur

Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate for Orkney, Liam McArthur, has described his party's Education Bounce Back plans as being 'vitally important' for Orkney's recovery from the pandemic.

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McArthur welcomes consideration of funding eligibility for fixed links

Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate for Orkney, Liam McArthur, has welcomed an assurance from the Finance Secretary that consideration is being given to providing support from the Local Bridges Maintenance Fund to improving fixed links, such as the Churchill Barriers.

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Poor connectivity hampers uptake of Near Me technology in Orkney

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has expressed concern at findings of an independent evaluation of the Near Me video consulting service which revealed that poor connectivity in the islands affected patient uptake of the service.

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McArthur secures confirmation of island impact assessment on free bus travel scheme

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has secured confirmation from the Islands Minister, Paul Wheelhouse, that an island impact assessment will be carried out on the new free bus scheme before it comes into operation.

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Northern Isles MSPs frustrated at “dismissive” response from Minister

Northern Isles MSPs Beatrice Wishart and Liam McArthur have aired their frustration after receiving an “extraordinarily dismissive” response of the SNP Government after concerns were raised about issues with access to legal aid in Orkney and Shetland.

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McArthur challenges Minister over air traffic centralisation plans

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has again challenged the Scottish Government’s support of HIAL’s plans to centralise air traffic control services in light of a recent report highlighting significant negative economic impacts on the islands.

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McArthur criticises continued lack of progress to deliver RET

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has criticised the Scottish Government’s continued failure to introduce Road Equivalent Tariff (RET) on Pentland Firth routes.

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