Highlands and Islands Greens
Highlands and Islands Greens

New Year - New Priorities?

Friday, December 29th, 2017

Branch Co-Convenor, Sheila Currie

Phew!  2017 will surely go down as one of the strangest and most anxiety-provoking years politically and could be seen as a turning point.  Since the crash of 2008, societies across the world have been struggling …

Improving our Party's Policies

Friday, June 30th, 2017

I was lucky enough to get to the Policy Day in Edinburgh last month (June) and have a say in improving the Party’s policies.  Around 80 members from across the country were there to bring their skills and knowledge to …

Scottish Greens - Biggest Party on Orkney Islands Council!

Friday, June 30th, 2017

My election to OIC on Thursday 4th May was described by the local and national press as ‘historic’ since I was the first person ever to be elected in Orkney from a ‘mainstream’ political party to a council full of …

Steve Sankey: On The Campaign Trail (Again…)

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

SteveI’m a candidate for the Orkney Greens (Scottish Green Party) in the ward of East Mainland, South Ronaldsay and Burray, and with the OIC election a mere month away, it was time to start campaigning in my local patch of …

Highland Schools 4 ½ Day Week

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Opinion piece by Highland Green Candidates for the forthcoming local elections.

We oppose in principle the move to a 4 ½ day week for all secondary pupils from August and if elected we would work to find alternate solutions to …

Brown Bin Charges And Petition

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Opinion piece by Highland Green Candidates for the forthcoming local elections.

The news that the Highland Council will charge an extra £30 for the collection of green waste is the thin end of the wedge for hard-pressed taxpayers.

It is

Large Windfarm Proposals Fail Orkney Greens' Tests

Monday, March 20th, 2017

As part of their election campaign, Orkney Greens have pledged not to support two major windfarm development proposals planned by Hoolan Energy in the county. Current turbine proposals at Costa Head in Birsay, and Hesta Head in South Ronaldsay each …

Climate Change 2017

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Author : Michèle M. Rhodius Dip. LA, MSc UD, CMLI (Retired)
Joint Co-ordinator of Inverness Area Greens


Do you believe in Climate Change?  Is Science a religion?  Is proof fact or fiction?

How old is Planet earth?    Have Humans

More Transparency And A Culture Change Needed in OIC

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

By Steve Sankey, Co-convenor, Orkney Greens

Two Green prospective candidates in the forthcoming OIC election on 4 May were recently presented with a dilemma: to stand as Independents, or as candidates of the Scottish Green Party. Although it’s traditional for …

Mini-Blog: Energy

Friday, December 16th, 2016

It’s no surprise that Greens are big on Energy.  Choosing how we make & use Energy gives us a society that works for all of us and for the planet too OR a society where the rich exploit the poor …