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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 …

Greens Make Case For Public Sector Rail Bid To Minister

December 1st, 2016

The Scottish Green Party has met with the transport minister to make the case for a public sector bidder for future rail franchises.

Green transport spokesperson, John Finnie MSP met with Humza Yousaf, along with other political parties, in a …

Rail Service: Finnie To Press Minister On Customer Refunds

November 23rd, 2016

John Finnie MSP, Transport spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, will today (Wed 23 Nov) urge under-fire Transport Minister Humza Yousaf to improve compensation for rail passengers experiencing poor service.

Scotrail operator Abellio has been forced to produce a performance improvement …

Greens Demand An End To Arms Trade Investments By OIC

November 20th, 2016

One of the key messages of the two Green candidates in next May’s elections to Orkney Islands Council will be to improve the openness and transparency of our local authority. One current example of where transparency needs to be improved …

Moray Greens Call For Council Debt Write Off

November 16th, 2016

New figures have emerged showing that Moray Council has over £156 million of long-term debt, including loans from the UK Treasury and private banks, and spends 44% of the money it brings in from Council Tax simply paying interest on …

Police Closures: Finnie Writes To Chief Constable

November 7th, 2016

John Finnie MSP,  Justice spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, has today (7 Nov) written to the Chief Constable after it emerged that dozens of police stations are under threat of closure.

Buildings in 58 locations are being reviewed.

Details have …

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