News from Orkney and Shetlands MSPs

Orcadian Column, 28 September 2023

The Prime Minister chose the eve of Climate Week to announce he was watering down his environmental commitments. With a general election due next year, Rishi Sunak has calculated that delaying targets will revive his party’s prospects at the polls.

28 Sep 2023

Orcadian Column, 21 September 2023

Two years ago, I launched a consultation on proposals for a bill to allow terminally ill adults with mental capacity in Scotland the choice of an assisted death.

21 Sep 2023

McArthur joins campaign to save Screen Machine

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has joined the campaign to save the beloved Screen Machine, a mobile cinema that has proved hugely popular during visits to Orkney and around the Highlands & Islands over the past 25 years.

12 Sep 2023

Orcadian Column, 7 September 2023

During its construction, the Scottish Parliament building attracted more than its fair share of criticism. For all the delays and cost overruns, however, thankfully the project never resorted to using ‘flaky concrete’.

7 Sep 2023
General News and Press Releases

McArthur: “No Equality without Fair Deal for Islanders”

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur today told Scottish Ministers that their agenda of equality was being undermined by the divide between different parts of the country, and demanded a “commitment to painstaking delivery” to meet islanders’ needs.

6 Sep 2023

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