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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 analysis shows SNP air tax cut would benefit richest 10% of households four times as much as poorest 10%

25 April, 2017 - 14:02

New figures produced today (25 April) by the Scottish Greens show that the richest 10% of households stand to gain four times as much from the 50% cut to APD than the poorest 10%.

The Green group of MSPs, who were elected on a manifesto commitment to retain Air Passenger Duty, will abstain in today’s Holyrood vote allowing the Air Departure Tax (Scotland) Bill to proceed to the amendment stage, so they can attempt a major overhaul with alternative tax proposals that have “social, environmental and genuine economic benefits”. 

Green Investment Bank sale to fracking funder criticised by Greens

20 April, 2017 - 12:09

The decision to sell the Green Investment Bank to a company that has invested billions of pounds in fossil fuel projects has been criticised by a Green MSP.

Australian bank Macquarie has a history of investing in fracking and opencast coal mining projects and Green MSP Andy Wightman says that GIB’s environmental credentials are “now in tatters”.

Finnie welcomes decision to retain autonomous Highlands & Islands Enterprise

30 March, 2017 - 17:13

John Finnie MSP, Rural & Island Communities spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, today (30 March) welcomed Scottish Ministers' decision to retain an autonomous Highlands & Islands Enterprise.

Mr Finnie first raised concerns about plans to centralise control of HIE with the First Minister in September last year.

John said:

YouGov poll shows Greens closing in on Labour

19 March, 2017 - 08:36

The Scottish Greens have welcomed the findings of a March YouGov poll showing that support for the party has almost doubled since their successful Holyrood election in 2016.

Citizen's Income discussion couldn't have come at a better time

Alison Johnstone MSP Thu 9 Mar

Paying all citizens a basic amount of money to live off, regardless of status, is at the same time a very old and a thoroughly modern idea. As far back as 1795, American revolutionary Thomas Paine wanted to reduce inequalities between people who did and did not own land by creating a nation fund, supported by an extra land tax, that would have paid a lump sum to everyone at the age of 21.