McArthur repeats calls for support for local newspapers

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Wednesday) repeated calls for the Scottish Government to reverse their plans to cut business rates relief for local newspapers.

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Keeping Fuel Poverty Strategy ‘on ice’ is not justifiable

Northern Isles parliamentarians have today called on the Scottish Ministers to re-start the work on the Fuel Poverty Strategy “as a matter of urgency” after it was revealed that the Scottish Government’s work on the strategy has been on pause for almost a year. 

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Call to make Northern Isles digital infrastructure ‘fit for the 21st Century’

Northern Isles representatives Beatrice Wishart MSP, Liam McArthur MSP and Alistair Carmichael MP hosted a virtual roundtable involving local councillors, community council representatives as well as officials from Scottish Government and HIE to discuss how digital connectivity in the Northern Isles can be improved. The roundtables revealed the scale of the challenge in both communities and the difficulties experienced during a pandemic as a result of people having to work or study from home with poor or no internet access.

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Submission to consultation on proposed changes to live animal transport

To Whom It May Concern

We write to highlight the existing gold standard in animal transport to and from the Northern Isles, established through work by those in the farming community who put animal welfare at the heart of their work.

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McArthur welcomes consideration of ‘tailored’ approach to reopening schools

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Wednesday) welcomed an assurance from the Education Secretary that he would not rule out the possibility of considering local circumstances when deciding whether to reopen schools.

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Northern Isles Parliamentarians urge ‘extreme caution’ on proposed changes to live animal transport

Northern Isles Parliamentarians have called for ‘extreme caution’ in the development of any proposed future changes by the UK and Scottish Governments to live animal transport arrangements.

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McArthur welcomes equivalent payment for island businesses

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Monday) welcomed the introduction of an island equivalent payment that will allow eligible businesses in Orkney access to the same ongoing support as businesses elsewhere in Scotland.

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McArthur responds to ferry funding announcement

Responding to the announcement in the Scottish Government’s budget of an additional £7.7 million to support the inter-island ferries in Orkney and Shetland, Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur commented:

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McArthur calls for simpler supply process for seafood exporters

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Wednesday) called on the Scottish Government to look at ways of streamlining processes for seafood exporters.

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McArthur calls for simpler supply process for seafood exporters

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Wednesday) called on the Scottish Government to look at ways of streamlining processes for seafood exporters.

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