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CalMac: Greens Welcome Contract Award

May 19th, 2016

Scottish Green MSPs John Finnie and Ross Greer today welcomed the news that CalMac Ferries Limited is the preferred tenderer for the next contract to operate the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services (CHFS) network.

The public sector operator was up …

CalMac: Greens To Support RMT Demo

May 19th, 2016

Scottish Green MSPs John Finnie and Ross Greer will today (19 May) show support for keeping Calmac in public hands by joining the RMT shipping union demonstration outside parliament.

The rally, involving CalMac members and RMT activists, will take place …

Find Alternative Site For Machrihanish Wrasse Hatchery, Says Green MSP

May 18th, 2016
The Highlands and Islands’ Green MSP John Finnie has urged Marine Harvest not to site their proposed wrasse hatchery on the environmentally important Gauldrons near Machrihanish, and instead work with the community to find a more suitable local site.
Giving …

Green MSP Puts Grazing Committee Crisis At Top Of New Minister's Agenda

May 18th, 2016
The Highlands and Islands’ Green MSP John Finnie is seeking an urgent meeting with the new minister responsible for crofting, after two Grazing Committees on the Isle of Lewis were removed from office by the Crofting Commission.
Mr Finnie said …

Greens Comment On Potential Teacher Strike

May 1st, 2016

Responding to the announcement by teaching union the EIS that it plans to ballot its members on industrial action over new school qualifications, Isla O’Reilly, Education spokesperson for the Scottish Greens and MSP candidate for the Highlands and Islands, said:…

Greens Challenge Other Parties' Education Priorities

April 21st, 2016

Responding to comments by Nicola Sturgeon that raising educational attainment should be the priority of the next Scottish Government, Isla O’Reilly, education spokesperson for the Scottish Greens and MSP candidate for the Highlands and Islands, said:

“Closing the attainment gap …

Greens Back Call For Better College Student Funding

April 8th, 2016
Isla O'Reilly and fellow Highland MSP candidate John Finnie outside Inverness College

Isla O’Reilly and fellow Highland MSP candidate John Finnie outside Inverness College

Scottish Greens today (8 April) backed calls from the National Union of Students for better financial support for college students.

Green MSPs will support a national entitlement to …

Greens Pledge Investment In Additional Support Needs

April 6th, 2016

Scottish Greens today (6 April) promised to push for investment in Additional Support Needs (ASN) provision in schools, following cutbacks under the SNP.

The Greens’ education priorities are reducing class sizes and teacher workload, as well as giving protection to …

Nuclear Waste: Finnie Says Shipment Shows Disregard For Safety

March 31st, 2016

Responding to reports that the UK Government has agreed to transport 700kg of highly enriched uranium to the US from Dounreay in Caithness, John Finnie, Justice spokesperson for the Scottish Greens and MSP candidate for the Highlands and Islands, said:…

Greens Welcome Decision To Scrap Proposed Elgin Western Link Road

March 30th, 2016

The Moray Council have scrapped the proposals for the Elgin Western Link Road after a close vote in capital budget debate today (30/03). The move was triggered as part of a review of capital spending by the Council after it …

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