News from Orkney and Shetlands MSPs

Orcadian Column, 19 October 2023

It’s hard to put into words the horror of recent and ongoing events in Israel and Gaza. The murderous rampage and hostage taking by Hamas militants targeting a music festival and kibbutzim across southern Israeli was unspeakably barbaric.

17 Oct 2023
General News and Press Releases

McArthur writes to SSPCA over rehoming centre closure

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur has today written to the CEO of the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, highlighting concerns raised by constituents involved in animal welfare in Orkney over the closure of the Balmore rehoming centre.

12 Oct 2023

Orcadian Column, 5 October 2023

Happy retirement to MV Golden Mariana, which completed her final journey between Papay and Westray at the end of last week. Built in Devon in 1973, at 50 years old the Mariana was the oldest vessel in the Orkney Ferries fleet.

4 Oct 2023

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