WHAT DO YOU DO FOR H&I?
I am starting a completely new role co-ordinating issue campaigns. I hope to support local groups identify issues which are most relevant to their area and campaign on them as well as help us as a local party support national campaigns. I’m also on the list for the Holyrood Election. I’ve stood in previous council, European and Westminster elections.
WHY DID YOU JOIN?
I had been involved in Green campaigning through Friends of the Earth and Green action through groups like Transition Black Isle. I was also doing as much personally to reduce my carbon footprint and share ideas on how to do this as I could but I realised that if we are to really get the action needed on things like climate change then action is needed at a political level too as otherwise all the action on the ground gets undone by politicians. I think even a small number of elected Greens can have a big impact.
WHAT’S THE SGP POLICY CLOSEST TO YOUR HEART?
I think it has to be Climate Change. This is the greatest threat ever faced by humankind and Greens are the only political party to really take it seriously. Dealing with climate change also underpins all our other policies. If we don’t tackle this we can forget about the rest, as it threatens food production, health, economy, democracy, is already leading to increased migration etc etc.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOPES FOR THE BRANCH?
I hope that the Highlands and Islands Branch will become lots of smaller branches which are effectively able to get Greens elected at all levels of government to have a real impact on our country and world.
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO PEOPLE THINKING OF JOINING?
It’s definitely the best party. Every member can have a voice and make an impact and there is so much to do to make our world a better place.
WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS & WHY?
The Fairy Glen in Rosemarkie particularly in the Spring with all the bluebells and other spring flowers. I love woods in the spring and waterfalls and this has both.