Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has welcomed the news that two new dental practices will soon be opening in Kirkwall.
He said: “Throughout my time as Orkney’s MSP, I have been acutely aware of the difficulties faced by constituents in even getting registered with an NHS dentist, far less actually accessing NHS dental services.
“Over the last seven years, I have raised this issue repeatedly with ministers and NHS Orkney, pressing the case for improvements in provision locally.
“I therefore warmly welcome this announcement, and wish the two new practices well as they make final preparations before opening. I am sure that they will make a significant contribution to helping provide the broad range of dental services required by people in Orkney, and increase the choice available.”