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Highlands and Islands Greens Confirm Candidate Selections

September 25th, 2016

Highlands and Islands Greens confirmed the selection of Candidates across the region at their Branch Meeting today (25/09).

Candidates have been selected for the following wards in each Local Authority:


Orkney Islands Council

East Mainland, Burray and South Ronaldsay …

Greens Welcome Recycling Figures

September 22nd, 2016

Moray Greens have welcomed the news that household recycling increased throughout the Council area in 2015, taking Moray to the second top spot in recycling rates nationally.1

The figures show a modest 3% increase in local recycling in Moray …

Minister Questioned Over Closure of Orkney Historic Sites

September 22nd, 2016

Green MSP John Finnie has asked the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Fiona Hislop, for her help to keep the Maeshowe burial cairn and the Victorian Tormiston Mill open to visitors.

During Culture, Tourism and External Affairs …

North MSP Welcomes Police Commitment on Dangerously Slow Driving

September 7th, 2016

Green MSP John Finnie has urged police to take seriously the issue of dangerously slow driving on roads like the A82, and says he welcomes Police Scotland’s positive response.

The Highlands and Islands MSP, who is also the Scottish Green …

Greens to Contest Culloden and Ardersier By-election

September 6th, 2016

Highland Greens are pleased to announce that they will be contesting the Culloden and Ardersier by-election being held on the 6th October.

Local members confirmed the selection of Branch Co-Convenor and Ardersier resident Isla Macleod-O’Reilly, as the Scottish Green Party …

Inverness Market Office makes Green MSP more accessible than ever

September 1st, 2016

Green MSP John Finnie’s new parliamentary office in Inverness’s famous Victorian Market has opened for business, with a warm welcome for constituents.

Visitors are welcome at the Highlands and Islands MSP’s new premises at 16/22 Market Hall, formerly the Model …

Greens Skeptical of Scottish Government 2020 Broadband Target

August 18th, 2016

Scottish Greens are renewing their call for further investment in community broadband after an Audit Scotland report revealed challenges in rolling out high-speed internet nationally by 2020.

John Finnie MSP, the Scottish Greens’ rural and island communities spokesperson says the …

Greens Push for Public Ownership of Railways After Fare Rise Announcement

August 16th, 2016

Green MSPs will lobby the Scottish Government to put rail services back into public ownership after commuting in Scotland is set to become even more expensive.

John Finnie MSP, the Scottish Greens’ transport spokesperson, has also highlighted how the rise …

Oil Rig Grounding: Finnie Calls for Return of Emergency Tug

August 12th, 2016

The grounding of the Transocean Winner oil rig on Lewis shows the urgent need for an Emergency Towing Vessel (ETV) in the Western Isles, the Highlands and Islands’ Green MSP John Finnie has said.

The Minch was served by a …


August 10th, 2016

The Highlands and Islands’ Green MSP John Finnie has spoken out against Scottish Water plans to remove the filtration system from their waste water treatment works at Gairloch, exposing some of the Highland’s best beaches to high quantities of harmful …

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