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HIE: Finnie Gives Cautious Welcome To Report

February 23rd, 2017

John Finnie MSP, Rural & Island Communities spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, today (23 Feb) gave a cautious welcome to a report which he said could “pave the way” for the retention of an autonomous Highlands & Islands Enterprise.

The …

Transport Stats Show Lack Of Support For Public Transport

February 22nd, 2017

Statistics by Transport Scotland published today illustrate how the Scottish Government has neglected supporting public transport in favour of car travel say the Scottish Greens.

Scottish Transport Statistics also reveals decline in bus use throughout Scotland. [1]

John Finnie MSP, …

Greens Confirm Lead Local Candidate For Moray

February 15th, 2017
Moray Greens are pleased to announce the selection of their leading candidate for Moray Council in the forthcoming local elections.

The Heldon and Laich Ward will be contested by local Greens Convenor, James MacKessack-Leitch.

He says:

“Whatever happens in this

Orkney Greens Candidate Helen Gets Help For Election Ahead

January 30th, 2017

Helen Woodsford Dean

Scottish Green Party prospective local authority election candidate Helen Woodsford-Dean is delighted to have received a grant from the new Access to Elected Office Fund, run by Inclusion Scotland. The scheme, funded by the Scottish Government, provides funding for additional …

Greens Confirm Lead Local Candidates For Highland

January 23rd, 2017

Highland Greens are pleased to announce the selection of two of their leading candidates for the Highland Council in the forthcoming local elections.

Pippa Hadley - Highland Greens

Badenoch and Strathspey will be contested for the Greens by working single mum Pippa Hadley, from Kingussie. …

Oil Transfer Protest: Greens Join Moray Firth Rally

January 13th, 2017

The Scottish Government must get off the fence and rule out ship-to-ship oil transfers in the environmentally-sensitive Moray Firth, according to the Scottish Greens who today (Thursday 12th January 2017) supported a rally on the issue outside Holyrood.

In January …

Police Finances: Finnie Says SPA Must Get A Grip

December 22nd, 2016

John Finnie MSP, Justice spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, today highlighted yet another report from the Auditor General warning of weak financial management at the Scottish Police Authority and Police Scotland.

John said:

“It’s deeply concerning that this is the …

Greens Concerned About Environmentally Unsustainable Tourism

December 12th, 2016

Steve Sankey, Orkney Greens co-convenor and prospective candidate for the council election Ward of East Mainland, Burray and South Ronaldsay next May, has expressed concerns about the current state of tourism in Orkney, stating that unless immediate steps are taken …

Bus Fares: Green MSP Urges Cap On Cost Of Commuting

December 11th, 2016

John Finnie MSP, Transport spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, today (11 Dec) urged Scottish Ministers to explore capping the cost of bus season tickets after discovering that some commuters are spending up to 17.7 per cent of their income getting …

Tory Call To Scrap APD Slammed By Greens

December 9th, 2016

Tory proposals to scrap Air Passenger Duty have been slammed by the Greens who say it’s not the “genuine investment” in transport that people in Scotland are looking for.

The Scottish Greens have also highlighted that the Conservative plan is …

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