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McArthur responds to ferry funding announcement

Responding to the Deputy First Minister's announcement on funding for Orkney's internal ferry services during the stage 3 proceedings of the Scottish Budget this afternoon, Orkney's MSP Liam McArthur said:

21 Feb 2023
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McArthur responds to First Minister's resignation

Responding to Nicola Sturgeon's resignation as First Minister, Orkney's MSP Liam McArthur said: "Nicola Sturgeon has been a formidable force in Scottish politics for more than two decades. Becoming the longest serving and first female First Minister is an impressive achievement that deserves respect.

15 Feb 2023
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McArthur urges Ministers to pause Deposit Return Scheme

Orkney's MSP, Liam McArthur, has urged the Circular Economy Minister, Lorna Slater to pause the launch of Deposit Return Scheme "to avoid damaging businesses, public confidence and the case for DRS itself" as concerns mount over the deliverability of the scheme later this year.

9 Feb 2023
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McArthur presses DFM over ferries taskforce delivery

Orkney's MSP, Liam McArthur, has pressed the Deputy First Minister, John Swinney for an assurance that the government's ferries taskforce with Orkney Islands Council will deliver a funding package that leads to the procurement of new and long overdue ferries for Orkney’s internal services.

2 Feb 2023
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