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We believe that Scotland can unlock the power that our communities need, in jobs, health and the economy.

We believe that the Scottish Parliament can be so much bolder in meeting the ambitions of the people of Scotland. 

The Scottish Greens have the people and the policies to make that happen. Our candidates have a solid track record of making a difference inside and outside Parliament.  

We bring fresh, new, bold ideas to Parliament. We will work constructively with others who share our aims. Parliament - and Scotland - needs a diverse politics and progressive champions to hold the biggest parties to account.

  • Scotland can create over 200,000 new jobs

    With more Green MSPs we can deliver 204,000* jobs in clean, green industries; and we can help small businesses, social enterprises, and employee-owned ventures to flourish   

    * Source: 'Jobs in Scotland's New Economy'. 2015. Mika Minio-Paluello.

  • Scotland can provide good homes for all

    With more Green MSPs we can eradicate fuel poverty; raise standards in private housing; and make private rents affordable

  • Scotland can unlock the power in our communities

    We can achieve real change in who owns Scotland. We’ll increase support for community and public ownership of energy and give communities the same rights as developers

  • Scotland can ban fracking once and for all

    The scientific evidence is compelling that fracking and UGE are too dangerous and that it’s unnecessary and distracts from renewables investment. Communities are up in arms and whilst  the SNP continue to defer a decision the Greens are the only party calling for an all out ban, which can be achieved using the powers already devolved to Holyrood.

    We can ensure that Scotland uses its powers in planning to ensure that unconventional gas extraction does not take place beside our homes, our shores and vital agricultural assets.

  • Scotland can care for all our people

    We can fight for a ‘Carers Wage’ which values people who care for young and old, and we can welcome people fleeing conflict abroad.

  • Scotland can guarantee a future for our young people

    We can open up college places and apprenticeships , and we can commit to a job, training or education for every school-leaver through a Scotland Guarantee

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Latest Campaign Updates

Our proposals would mean everyone earning less than the average wage would see their income tax reduce

Thu 12 Oct, 2017

The Scottish Green MSPs today (12 Oct) published a report showing how their policy of creating new rates and bands of income tax would make most Scots better off.

It comes after Scottish Ministers said they intend to bring forward a discussion paper on income tax ahead of the 2018-19 draft budget due in December.

Green MSPs gave their support for the 2017-18 budget after ministers agreed to cancel a proposed income tax cut for high earners and reverse proposed cuts of £160million to local council services. 

The government must be ready to listen before putting a budget before parliament

Patrick Harvie MSP Fri 6 Oct, 2017

Party conference season is upon us. With Theresa May’s farcical performance in Manchester earlier this week, every other leader can be confident that’d be hard put to do any worse. This weekend it’s the turn of the SNP, whose members will no doubt be eager for some positive, upbeat announcements to cheer.

The first of these was announced on Tuesday; the temporary moratorium on fracking and other forms of extreme energy production will be extended. These technologies will not be deployed in Scotland, and this will certainly feature prominently in the First Ministers speech.

We must keep pushing the Scottish Government beyond its comfort zone

Patrick Harvie MSP Fri 8 Sep, 2017

Over the summer I’ve spoken with both supporters and critics of the SNP who agree that the mood has been somewhat flat in recent years, compared with the more dynamic and innovative years of their first spell of minority government from 2007-11. The First Minister seemed to recognise this, indicating over the recess that her government had a need for a reset.

Programme for Government shows Green influence but ministers must go further to make Scotland fairer

Tue 5 Sep, 2017

Scottish Green MSPs said today's Programme for Government, outlined by the First Minister in Parliament, showed the benefit of Green influence but warned that ministers must be prepared to go further to make Scotland fairer.

Nicola Sturgeon announced that her government will support a raft of Green policies, including:

We must do more to mitigate the effects of the benefit cap

Alison Johnstone MSP Fri 1 Sep, 2017

The schools are back and a new session of Parliament beckons. While most people will have had a break with family and friends, summer isn't such an enjoyable time for all. Many families face the extra cost of meals and activities which would usually be provided at school.

Last July and August, Trussell Trust UK provided 4,412 more three-day emergency food parcels for children than during the previous two months. 27% of these went to children younger than 4, including newborns, and I fear that we will see similar numbers this year.