RELEASE: McArthur receives clarity from Ministers on ferry vouchers

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur has received assurance from the Scottish Government that current concessionary ferry vouchers which are due to expire at the end of March will remain valid until September 2021. 

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McArthur secures clarification on proposed route-map for islands

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Tuesday) pressed the First Minister to clarify how the proposed route-map out of lockdown will be applied to the islands.

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Northern Isles MSPs call for ‘island-specific approach’ to live animal transport changes

Orkney and Shetland’s MSPs, Liam McArthur and Beatrice Wishart, have today (Tuesday) repeated calls for the Scottish Government to consider a more tailored and island-specific approach to proposed changes to live animal transport arrangements.

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McArthur quizzes Minister on inclusion of new internal vessels in Ferries Plan

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) sought confirmation from the Islands Minister, Paul Wheelhouse that the replacement of Orkney’s internal ferry vessels will be included in the Scottish Government’s latest ferries plan.

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McArthur welcomes withdrawal of short term lets licencing scheme

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has welcomed the Housing Minister’s announcement today (Thursday) that the Scottish Government will withdraw legislation for a short term lets licencing scheme to allow draft guidance to be developed.

 

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McArthur supports calls to declare a national mental health crisis

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has welcomed the decision by the Scottish Parliament to declare a mental health crisis following a debate in parliament this afternoon (Wednesday).

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McArthur urges reconsideration of air traffic centralisation plans

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Wednesday) again urged HIAL to reconsider their plans to centralise air traffic control services in Inverness amidst concerns around rising costs and an absence of prior ‘island proofing’ of the proposals.

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McArthur believes new ‘bridge’ fund could help address barriers ‘overtopping’ issue

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has written to the Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes, seeking an assurance that a new ‘bridge’ fund can be used to help address the long running ‘overtopping’ issue on the second Churchill barrier.

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McArthur responds to statement on developing Scotland’s hydrogen economy

In response to the Scottish Government’s statement on developing Scotland’s Hydrogen Economy in the Scottish Parliament today, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur commented

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McArthur supports calls for review of self-catering support scheme

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) supported calls from his Liberal Democrat colleague, Willie Rennie MSP, for the Scottish Government to urgently review and make changes to the sector specific funding for self-catering businesses.

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