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SNP Budget Confirms Extension of RET 'Pilot' Until 2015

21-09-2011 :

Commenting on the Scottish Budget announced by the SNP Finance Secretary in the Scottish Parliament today, Orkney MSP Liam... read more

Northern Isles Parliamentarians Back Petition for Fair Travel Payments

20-09-2011 :

Tavish Scott MSP, Liam McArthur MSP and Alistair Carmichael MP are urging the Northern Isles to support a Student... read more

Decision on Tugs Will be Met With Dismay

16-09-2011 :

Commenting today on the UK Government’s decision to end the contract for emergency tug cover in the... read more

McArthur Presses Health Secretary for Progress on New Balfour Hospital

16-09-2011 :

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has written to the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing to... read more

McArthur Welcomes Additional Funding for Housing Projects

15-09-2011 :

Commenting on the news that Orkney has secured additional funding for housing projects, constituency MSP Liam McArthur said:read more

Education Secretary's Puerile, Offensive Retorts to Questioning is Disappointing

14-09-2011 :

Commenting after the Cabinet Secretary for Education’s statement to Parliament on post 16 education in Scotland, Scottish... read more

McArthur: Scottish Government Must Protect Retained Fire Stations

12-09-2011 :

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has written to Kenny MacAskill... read more

McArthur Welcomes Stagecoach Re-Think on Bus Services

02-09-2011 :

Following media reports this morning of a reduction in Stagecoach services in... read more

McArthur Urges Minister to Listen to Isles Councils on ADS

02-09-2011 :

Commenting on news that the Transport Minister, Keith Brown has accepted a... read more

A Single National Police Force Undermines Local Accountability, Warns McArthur

29-08-2011 :

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McArthur: Orkney - Inverness Air Link is First Victim of Cut to ADS

24-08-2011 :

22-08-2011 :

Orkney MSP, Liam McArthur is encouraging businesses in Orkney to help make the case for improvements to broadband services... read more

Parliament Salutes Orkney Botanist

18-08-2011 :

PARLIAMENT SALUTES MEMORY OF ORKNEY BOTANIST

Orkney MSP, Liam McArthur, has lodged a motion in the Scottish... read more

McARTHUR ANGERED BY PROPOSED BREAK-UP OF FERRY ROUTES

09-08-2011 :

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SNP MSPs' SILENCE ON ADS CUTS SPEAKS VOLUMES, SAYS MCARTHUR

04-08-2011 :

After writing to all the Highlands and Islands SNP MSPs in July urging them to support his motion for... read more

OPPOSITION TO SINGLE POLICE FORCE GROWING BY THE DAY, SAYS MCARTHUR

02-08-2011 :

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has urged the SNP to ditch their flawed and dangerous police reform plans as the... read more

MINISTERS TO LOOK AGAIN AT THEIR CUT TO THE AIR DISCOUNT SCHEME

30-06-2011 :

Ministers have promised to look again at the legal argument they have made for the removal of business... read more

McARTHUR SAYS MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE ON DENTISTS

30-06-2011 :

The Minister for Public Health has admitted to Orkney MSP, Liam McArthur, that Orkney is recognised as being... read more

WORRYING LACK OF DETAIL IN EDUCATION MINISTER'S STATEMENT: MCARTHUR

29-06-2011 :

Commenting after the Ministerial statement on Higher Education, Orkney MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat Education spokesman, Liam McArthur... read more

McARTHUR CELEBRATES OHAL's HOUSING MILESTONE & LOOKS AHEAD TO FUNDING CHALLENGE

29-06-2011 :

McARTHUR CELEBRATES OHAL's HOUSING MILESTONE AND LOOKS AHEAD TO FUNDING CHALLENGES

A fast approaching and important milestone... read more

SNP MUST DO MORE TO IMPROVE LIFE CHANCES OF LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN: MCARTHUR

27-06-2011 :

Orkney MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat Education spokesman Liam McArthur MSP has said that Scottish Ministers must review... read more

McARTHUR URGES SNP HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS MSPs TO SUPPORT REVIEW OF CUT TO ADS

27-06-2011 :

Orkney MSP, Liam McArthur, has written to Highlands and Islands SNP MSPs urging them to support his motion... read more

McARTHUR CALLS FOR RETHINK ON COASTGUARDS AND TUGS

23-06-2011 :

Commenting on the House of Commons Transport Committee's report on their investigation of the Government's plans... read more

OFGEM INVESTIGATION INTO SCOTTISH POWER IS NO SURPRISE: MCARTHUR

22-06-2011 :

Commenting on Ofgem's investigation into Scottish Power, Orkney MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat Energy spokesman Liam McArthur... read more

McARTHUR WINS MINISTERIAL MEETING FOR COUNCIL ON FUNDING

17-06-2011 :

After Orkney MSP, Liam McArthur, pressed him on the issue of the Government funding settlement for Orkney Islands... read more