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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 …

BUSES: FINNIE HIGHLIGHTS ROUND THE BEND REPORT

June 16th, 2016

John Finnie, Transport spokesperson for the Scottish Greens and MSP for the Highlands & Islands, today (Thursday) highlighted a report by Citizens Advice Scotland detailing the challenges people face every day in using local bus services.

The ‘Round the Bend’ …

GREEN MSP WELCOMES NIGG WINDFARM DEAL

June 15th, 2016

Local Green MSP John Finnie has congratulated Nigg Energy Park on securing a multi-million pound contract of works on the new Beatrice Offshore Windfarm.

The Highlands and Islands MSP said the deal showed the potential of the green-collar economy in …

SURVEILLANCE: FINNIE QUESTIONS MINISTER OVER SNOWDEN LEAK

June 15th, 2016

Tuesday 14th June 2016

John Finnie, Justice spokesperson for the Scottish Greens and MSP for the Highlands & Islands, today used Topical Questions at Holyrood to question Ministers about the latest revelations concerning mass surveillance.

Documents released by US whistleblower …

GREEN HUMAN RIGHTS WARNING OVER SNOOPERS’ CHARTER

June 15th, 2016

Thursday 9th June 2016

The Greens’ justice spokesperson MSP John Finnie has warned the UK Government that the Scottish Parliament cannot consent to the Investigatory Powers Bill unless it is compatible with human rights, including the right to privacy.

The …

HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS MSP APPOINTED TO JUSTICE AND RURAL ECONOMY COMMITTEES

June 15th, 2016

Thursday 9th June 2016

The Highlands and Islands’ Green MSP John Finnie has been appointed to the Scottish Parliament’s committees on Justice and on Rural Economy and Connectivity.

Mr Finnie, a former Northern Constabulary police officer, has served on the …

MSP WELCOMES COUNCIL SUPPORT FOR MORAY REFUGEE PROJECT

June 15th, 2016

Wednesday 8th June 2016

The Highlands and Islands’ Green MSP John Finnie has expressed his gratitude for Moray Council’s backing of the Moray Supports Refugees group, and tabled a Scottish Parliament motion to allow other MSPs the chance to do …

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