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College Funding: Greens Support Staff Action

Friday, December 11th, 2015

The Scottish Greens have today (11 December) offered their support to the demonstration organised by the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) outside the Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council (SFC).

Isla O’Reilly, MSP candidate for Highlands & Islands and …

Class Sizes: Greens Say Teacher Support Vital

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Isla O’Reilly, the Scottish Greens’ spokesperson on Education, Children and Young People, today highlighted figures showing class sizes are the largest they’ve been since 2007.

Pupil-teacher ratios have not changed in the past year and again remain at the highest …

Carmichael Case: Finnie Urges MP To Face Electorate With Facts

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

John Finnie, MSP for Highlands and Islands and Scottish Green Party spokesperson on Justice, has today (9 December) called on Alistair Carmichael to reconsider his position following the court case that challenged the election of the Liberal Democrat MP.

Finnie …

League Tables: Greens Concerned Over Standardised Testing

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

The Scottish Greens have urged the Scottish Government to ensure standardised testing won’t lead to the reintroduction of damaging league tables to the Scottish school system.

Isla O’Reilly, Scottish Green MSP candidate for Highland and Islands and party spokesperson on …

Trident: Finnie Criticises UK Gov Admission Work Has Begun

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

John Finnie, Justice spokesperson for the Scottish Greens and MSP for the Highlands and Islands, today criticised the UK Government for pressing ahead with renewal of the Trident nuclear weapons system after Defence Secretary Michael Fallon admitted that the missile …

New Chief Constable: Finnie Expresses Concern

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

John Finnie MSP, Justice spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, today expressed concern at the appointment of Phil Gormley, former deputy director of the National Crime Agency, as chief constable of Police Scotland.

Mr Gormley will take over in the wake …

College Mergers: Greens Say SNP Must Not Let Students Down‏

Friday, November 27th, 2015

The Scottish Green Party (SGP) has urged the Scottish Government to take immediate action to address the problems Scotland’s college mergers have left behind in the further education sector.

IOReilly_151010_headshotAccording to a new survey of college staff by the Education …

Highlands and Islands Green MSP Candidates Tell Conference Of Campaign Ahead

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

John Finnie MSP and Isla O’Reilly, Scottish Green candidates for the Highlands and Islands in the 2016 Scottish Parliament election, are promising bold ideas in the campaign ahead, following the success of the party’s biggest ever national conference.

Members from …

Greens Welcome Civilian Space Industry Opportunities

Monday, October 12th, 2015

On the closing day of the Scottish Greens annual conference yesterday (11/10), members overwhelmingly adopted a ground-breaking new set of policies to help support Scotland’s fledgling Space industry.

The policies recognise the importance of continued space exploration, and lay out …

Moray: Newsletters Arrive, Crowdfunder Launches, Nomination Papers Delivered!

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Two big things have happened in the last week in the Green campaign for Moray – our Election Special Newsletters have arrived, and our crowdfunder has been launched!

The newsletter sets out our key priorities for the election – economics, …