News from Orkney and Shetlands MSPs

Orcadian Column, 11 April 2024

After a few days off, I began this week working remotely from the Graemsay ‘office’. Island ‘hopping’ remains one of the undiluted pleasures of representing Orkney, particularly when the wind drops and the sun comes out, as was the case on Monday.

11 Apr 2024

Orcadian Column, 28 March 2024

I can’t recall being at the centre of a media scrum before, but with my bill on Assisted Dying for Terminally Ill Adults being formally introduced to parliament this week, I have my metaphorical gumshield and scrum cap at the ready.

28 Mar 2024
Liam McArthur
General News and Press Releases

McArthur welcomes new funding for THAW

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has welcomed the announcement that the British Gas Energy Trust will be awarding £328,999 in funding to THAW (Tackling Household Affordable Warmth) Orkney.

27 Mar 2024

Shetland Times Column 22 March 2024

Over 80 people walked together last Saturday along Commercial Street to demonstrate their concerns about the future of further and higher education and the proposed cuts in staffing at UHI Shetland.

22 Mar 2024

Orcadian Column, 14 March 2024

High up in the atrium at KGS, the voices of the Orkney Rocks choir were ringing out last Saturday morning. Music full of joy enough to lift the soul, although in some senses it felt at odds with the nature of the event I was there to attend.

12 Mar 2024
MV Hamnavoe entering Stromness Harbour, by Reading Tom.
General News and Press Releases

McArthur raises Hamnavoe cover failure in parliament

At General Questions in the Scottish Parliament today, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur challenged the Scottish Government over its failure to provide a replacement vessel on the Stromness-Scrabster route while MV Hamnavoe was away on refit earlier this year.

29 Feb 2024