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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

Tory budget obsession with public debt will cause deep harm as a result of austerity

Wed 22 Nov, 2017

Patrick Harvie MSP, Finance and Economy spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, today (22 Nov) criticised the UK Chancellor for a budget that continues shameful treatment of women and families.

Patrick said:

“The Chancellor expects applause for graciously agreeing to treat Scotland’s emergency services no worse than elsewhere in the UK, while pressing ahead with the most reckless and destructive economic course of action any UK Government has ever undertaken. 

#SGPConf: Chapman says Greens now on a quest

Sat 21 Oct, 2017

Scottish Green Party co-convener Maggie Chapman has challenged the Scottish Government to once again ‘nick’ her party’s policies and include them in the next Programme for Government.

Speaking at the Scottish Green Party’s autumn conference in Edinburgh, Maggie Chapman told members that the Scottish Greens were now on a “quest” and reminded them of their ABCs – “abolish alienation, build belonging and create communities”.

Chapman went on to say that Greens are now at the forefront of campaigning for an economy that works for all and does not “bleed the environment dry”.

We’ve been calling for it for decades ... it’s good to see Basic Income on the agenda

Patrick Harvie MSP Fri 20 Oct, 2017

Kermit the frog once famously remarked that “It's not easy being green”. Sometimes that feels pretty close to the truth.

One of the most familiar experiences for Greens in politics is how long we have to work on our priorities before other parties to eventually catch up. It can often feel like our policies are launched ten years ahead of their time, giving us a decade to campaign for what feels like radical action after which someone else pinches our policy and it becomes accepted wisdom.

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.