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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 …

GREEN MSP OPPOSES UNFILTERED SEWAGE PLAN FOR GAIRLOCH

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 …

SCOTTISH GREENS CALL FOR INCREASED ROAD REPAIR FUNDING

August 10th, 2016

Expenditure for new roads should be used to pay for existing road maintenance say the Scottish Greens after the publication of an Audit Scotland report.

Maintaining Scotland’s Roads reveals how local authority spending on roads maintenance “continues to decrease” and …

ASN PUPILS: LOCAL MSP JOHN FINNIE HIGHLIGHTS NEW CONCERNS

August 2nd, 2016

Highlands and Islands Green MSP John Finnie today (2 Aug) backed concerns that local children with Additional Support Needs may not be getting the support they are entitled to.

Figures suggest a ‘postcode lottery’ of care, with neighbouring local authorities …

HOLYROOD CONGRATS FOR UIST SCHOOL

July 17th, 2016

Thursday 14th July 2016

Uist’s Sgoil an Iochdar has been recognised in Parliament after a successful year that saw the school awarded Gaelic School status for the first time.

The Highlands and Islands’ Green MSP John Finnie has lodged a …

GREEN MSP’S PLEA TO SAVE ARGYLL TRAINING JOBS

July 6th, 2016

Thursday 30th June 2016

The Highlands and Islands’ Green MSP John Finnie has appealed to the First Minister to save the jobs of 16 Argyll workers who provide vital employability training to help others into work.

Argyll Training Ltd, who …

SCOTTISH GREENS GIVE BACKING TO RMT UNION OVER TRAIN GUARD DISPUTE

June 30th, 2016

The Scottish Green’s transport spokesperson, John Finnie MSP will reiterate his, and the party’s, support for campaigning RMT members concerned about ScotRail proposals for driver-operated trains when they assemble outside the Scottish Parliament on Thursday (30 June).

The union argues …

ARMED POLICE: FINNIE SEEKS ASSURANCES

June 16th, 2016

Responding to news that the number of routinely-armed officers working within Police Scotland is to increase by a third to 365, John Finnie, Justice spokesperson for the Scottish Greens and MSP for the Highlands & Islands, said:

“The Justice Secretary …

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