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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 …

Re-Elect John Finnie

March 29th, 2016

If you want a bold, green voice for the H&I please donate to our campaign to re-elect John Finnie via our crowdfunder.

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Call To Halt Moray Firth Oil Transfer Plans As Port’s Legal Status Questioned In Court

March 21st, 2016

Highlands and Islands MSP John Finnie has called for a halt to Cromarty Firth Port Authority plans for risky ship-to-ship oil transfers in the Moray Firth, after it emerged that the Court of Session is to hear evidence that the …

Colleges: Greens Urge Support For Staff

March 7th, 2016

The Scottish Greens have called for support for further education lecturers. The Education Institute of Scotland (EIS) members voted yesterday to take strike action over pay disparities in the sector.

Nearly nine out of ten lecturers who took part in …

Staff Pay: Greens Urge College Management To Sit Round Table

March 3rd, 2016

Isla O’Reilly, Scottish Green Party spokesperson on Education and MSP candidate for Highlands and Islands has today urged college management to take the concerns of their staff seriously and commit to a nationally agreed pay framework.

The Educational Institute of …

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