Carmichael highlights wholesaler challenges in call for continued Covid support

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has spoken about the challenges faced by the wholesale sector and related businesses in a call for continued fiscal support for businesses as some schemes face the prospect of being wound down. Many small businesses in the isles rely on wholesaler busi...

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“Like giving a bulldozer to a baby” – Carmichael calls out Government attempt to expand emergency powers

Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesperson, Alistair Carmichael MP, has attacked reports that the Government may seek to expand emergency powers under the Civil Contingencies Act. Downing Street sources have confirmed that the Cabinet Office has launched a review of the Civil Contingencies Act, i...

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Northern Isles representatives demand meeting to force consideration of testing at island entry points

Isles representatives, Beatrice Wishart MSP, Alistair Carmichael MP and Liam McArthur MSP have today called for an urgent meeting with the Scottish Government so that serious consideration can be given to mass testing at entry points to the Scottish islands.

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Scot Gov missing an opportunity by not implementing testing for island travellers

Isles representatives, Beatrice Wishart MSP, Alistair Carmichael MP and Liam McArthur MSP have today urged the Scottish Government to give serious consideration to mass testing at entry points to the Scottish islands after the Scottish Government said no plans were currently in place. 

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Record GDP drop in 2020 a reminder of need for bold thinking on economy – Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has reacted to the news today that 2020 saw a record drop in Gross Domestic Product (GDP), saying this was a reminder that the Government needed to think differently to ensure a durable and dynamic recovery in the run up to the Budget. Mr Carmichael hi...

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