Northern Isles Digital Forum to take place in Orkney

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur and Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael will host the next Orkney Digital Forum on Friday 4th of March from 1pm to 3pm at the St Magnus Centre.

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McArthur moves to cut energy bills for Orkney

A move to cut energy bills in the North of Scotland and Islands was passed by Scottish Liberal Democrats at the party’s spring conference on Friday (26/02).

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McArthur and Scott set out bold plan for the Islands

Northern Isles MSPs Liam McArthur and Tavish Scott used the Scottish Liberal Democrat conference on Friday (26/02) to launch their bold plan for the Islands. 

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Orkney MSP challenges Scottish Government cuts to Orkney Islands Council budget

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur today accused the Scottish Government of “strong-arming Councils with threats of fines and penalties” to secure agreement to budget cuts.  

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McArthur: Budget fails to resource GP services

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has warned that GP practices in Orkney must be properly resourced, as the Scottish Government budget fails to allocate much-needed resources to GP services.

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McArthur hopeful changes to building regulations will reduce fuel poverty in Orkney

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur is hopeful, following a meeting with Local Government Minister Marco Biagi, that a solution can be found that would enable more affordable homes to be built in Orkney that are less costly to run. 

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Emergency Towing Vessel contract is a short term fix, says McArthur

Responding to the UK Government’s decision to extend the provision of the Orkney-based Emergency Towing Vessel for 6 months beyond the current contract ending in 6 weeks. Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has called for longer term certainty.

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Northern Isles MSPs urge MCA to maintain tug in Pentland Firth

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur and Shetland MSP Tavish Scott, along with PSPC Jamie Stone, have written to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to highlight the importance of keeping the emergency tow vessel (ETV) based in Orkney. 

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Northern Isles MSPs visit Loganair ‘Spare Hubs’ Site

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur and Shetland MSP Tavish Scott today visited Loganair’s ‘spares hub’ site at Glasgow Airport.

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Northern Isles’ Digital Deficit Highlighted at Holyrood

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur today repeated his calls for the Scottish Government to prioritise investment in places falling behind in broadband and mobile phone coverage.

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