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SALMOND'S UNWILLINGNESS TO ADMIT CONCERNS OVER CATCH QUOTAS DOES NOT BODE WELL

20-01-2011 :

Commenting after the First Minister, Alex Salmond, was challenged on what the Government is doing to... read more

USEFUL MEETING ON AIR DISCOUNT SCHEME CHANGES

18-01-2011 :

Commenting on the outcome of a meeting he had this afternoon with Keith Brown, the new Transport Minister, to... read more

McARTHUR: EU BAN SHOULD ACT AS A WAKE-UP CALL TO ICELAND

14-01-2011 :


Commenting as the EU has banned Icelandic vessels from landing mackerel in EU ports, Orkney MSP and Liberal... read more

McARTHUR QUESTIONS MINISTER ON AIR AMBULANCE

13-01-2011 :

The following is the Official Report of an exchange between Liam McArthur and Nicola Sturgeon, the Cabinet Secretary for... read more

MCARTHUR URGES EU TO BE ROBUST AS IT PREPARES TO RULE ON ICELAND SANCTIONS

13-01-2011 :

Commenting as the EU prepares to rule on possible sanctions for Iceland over the mackerel quotas, Orkney MSP and... read more

McARTHUR OPPOSES CENTRAL BELT CONTROLLED POLICE & FIRE SERVICES

12-01-2011 :

Government plans to create single central belt based Police and Fire Services are not right for Orkney, says, Isles... read more

MCARTHUR WELCOMES CHINA SALMON DEAL

12-01-2011 :

Commenting on the news that the Scottish Government has signed a deal with the Chinese Government to start exporting... read more

NOMINATE ORCADIANS FOR THE YOUNG SCOTTISH GREEN LIST

10-01-2011 :

With nominations for inclusion on the Young Scottish Green List closing at midnight on Friday (14th), Orkney MSP Liam... read more

McARTHUR WINS FIRST MINISTER'S SUPPORT FOR BOTH ISLAND COASTGUARD STATIONS

23-12-2010 :

At First Minister's Question Time today in the Scottish Parliament, Orkney MSP, Liam McArthur, won the support of... read more

TRANSPORT MINISTER REFUSES TO CONSULT ON AIR DISCOUNT SCHEME CHANGES

23-12-2010 :

At Question Time today in the Scottish Parliament, the new Transport Minister, Keith Brown, refused the request from Orkney... read more

McARTHUR: SCOTLAND CAN GENERATE 100% OF ITS ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLES

23-12-2010 :

Commenting on official statistics on Scotland's energy showing that more than a quarter of Scotland's electricity now... read more

GOVERNMENT MUST DO ALL THEY CAN TO SUPPORT FARMERS DURING ADVERSE WEATHER

20-12-2010 :

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT MUST DO ALL THEY CAN TO SUPPORT HARD PRESSED FARMERS DURING ADVERSE WEATHER: MCARTHUR

Commenting on... read more

McARTHUR BACKS COASTGUARD CAMPAIGN

17-12-2010 :

Orkney MSP, Liam McArthur, has given his backing to Shetland MSP, Tavish Scott's, motion urging MSPs to oppose... read more

PATIENCE RUNNING OUT AND SANCTIONS AGAINST ICELAND NOW LOOK INEVITABLE: MCARTHUR

17-12-2010 :

Commenting on reports that Scottish fishermen have called on the EU to impose trade sanctions on Iceland after the... read more

MINISTER APPEARS DEAF TO CATCH QUOTA CONCERNS SAYS McARTHUR

17-12-2010 :

Commenting on Scottish Government preparations for the new catch quota system, Orkney MSP and Liberal Democrat Fisheries spokesman, Liam... read more

McARTHUR: SCOTTISH MINISTERS MUST TAKE HEATING OIL SUPPLY SERIOUSLY

17-12-2010 :

Commenting amid growing concerns about the supply of heating oil, Orkney MSP and Liberal Democrat Energy spokesman, Liam... read more

RENEWABLE ENERGY IS INTEGRAL TO SCOTLAND'S ENERGY FUTURE: McARTHUR

16-12-2010 :

Commenting on a Friends of the Earth report out today on the potential to decarbonise Scotland energy industry, Orkney... read more

NORTHERN ISLES PARLIAMENTARIANS CALL FOR FUEL MARKET INVESTIGATION

15-12-2010 :

Northern Isles Parliamentarians Liam McArthur MSP, Tavish Scott MSP and Alistair Carmichael MP have today written to the Office... read more

EU TALKS DELIVER A MIXED BAG BUT QUESTIONS REMAIN ABOUT CATCH QUOTAS: MCARTHUR

15-12-2010 :

Commenting on the outcome of the EU Fish Council talks in Brussels, which concluded in the early hours this... read more

McARTHUR TELLS MAIL ORDER FIRMS TO USE THE ROYAL MAIL

14-12-2010 :

Liam McArthur is calling on mail order companies to look again at using the Royal Mail after. The calls... read more

SANCTIONS MUST BE CONSIDERED AS MACKEREL QUOTA ROW BECOMES UNTENABLE: MCARTHUR

14-12-2010 :

SANCTIONS MUST NOW BE CONSIDERED AS MACKEREL QUOTA ROW BECOMES UNTENABLE: MCARTHUR

Commenting on proposed EU wide sanctions... read more

McARTHUR TO PRESS MINISTER ON AIR DISCOUNT CUTS

14-12-2010 :

Orkney MSP, Liam McArthur, has attacked as unfair and unworkable the Scottish Government's proposed exclusion of business travel... read more

CATCH QUOTA NO SILVER BULLET TO PROBLEM OF DISCARDS: MCARTHUR

10-12-2010 :

Commenting on the news that Richard Lochhead has written to all eligible skippers after Scotland's catch quotas was... read more

McARTHUR: CRISIS OVER MACKEREL STOCKS HAS GONE ON LONG ENOUGH

08-12-2010 :

Commenting ahead of talks set to resume tomorrow between the EU, Norway, and the Faroe Islands on mackerel fishing... read more

McARTHUR: GOVERNMENT HAVE BEEN FAR TOO SLOW ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY

08-12-2010 :

Commenting on the Audit Scotland report, ‘Improving Energy Efficiency', Orkney MSP and Liberal Democrat Energy spokesman, Liam McArthur... read more