My thoughts on Transport

The urgent need for replacement ferries was reinforced over the last week by the disruption caused when the Varagan was taken out of service a matter of weeks after returning from refit. During my recent visits to the south isles, the message was the same.

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Petition for cheaper ferry fares smashes 1,000 mark

Over 1,000 people in Orkney have signed a petition demanding cheaper ferry fares on routes serving Orkney.

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"Centralisation agenda threatens trauma centre," says McArthur

Orkney Liberal Democrat Candidate Liam McArthur has today said that an expert report from NHS Grampian is right to warn of a "real risk" to patients if Aberdeen misses out on a lifesaving trauma centre.

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My thoughts on the economy

Orkney is fortunate in having a diverse economy with a number of strong sectors.  When one is experiencing difficulties, often others are performing well.

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Mobile phone coverage tops issues on the doors

Unreliable mobile phone coverage has been top of the agenda for voters, according to Scottish Liberal Democrat Candidate for Orkney, Liam McArthur, confirming the need for action.

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McArthur and Scott slam SNP record on support for Northern Isles

Scottish Liberal Democrat Northern Isles candidates Tavish Scott and Liam McArthur today slammed the SNP’s record on support for Orkney and Shetland as Nicola Sturgeon arrived on a campaign swing.

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My thoughts on Renewables

The last Scottish Parliament unanimously agreed world leading climate change legislation.  Since then, however, the SNP government has missed its targets year after year. 

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McArthur campaign off to a flying start

Liam McArthur, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Orkney, has kicked off his campaign for re-election to the Scottish Parliament with a flurry of activity ahead of the vote on 5th May.

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McArthur to take case of British seafarers to Scottish Parliament

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has tabled a motion in the Scottish Parliament calling on shipping companies to work with the maritime union, Nautilus, to support seafarers in the North Sea who are facing increased redundancies.

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McArthur to meet Aberdeen Airport management in bid to improve facilities

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur will meet with Aberdeen Airport Management tomorrow (March 23rd) to reinforce calls to improve facilities at Aberdeen Airport for isles patients.

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