Alasdair Tollemache is a Green Party Councillor in Stirling and will be working with David Robertson (Candidate in the Bonnybridge and Larbert by-election) and Greens across Central Scotland to lobby for a change in the way council pension schemes invest our money. For more information on Green action in Falkirk contact us at email@example.com.
As there are greater and greater budgetary constraints placed upon social housing providers in endeavouring to meet the ever growing demand for housing, there is a shortsightedness which stems from this prioritisation of the March 31st date of whichever year we are in.
"Green MSPs have achieved more in a single budget than the Labour Party has in a decade of opposition," according to Scottish Greens co-convener Patrick Harvie, who this afternoon welcomed details of the Scottish Government's offer to increase funding to local councils by £160million.
The Scottish Referendum and the Yes Campaign highlighted an issue close to my heart: Nuclear Disarmament. At last years Autumn Green Party Conference a few of the Falkirk Greens went to the Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament fringe event, I left this event with the intention of affiliating Falkirk Greens with Scottish CND and supporting the establishment of Green CND within the wider Scottish Green Party.
I’m new to blogging and quite new to social media but thought it may be helpful to share my experience of being a new member of the Scottish Greens, first impressions of the Falkirk Greens Branch and future hopes and aspirations. It’s a pretty long story to describe political awareness and awakening for someone who considers themselves to be, well, ordinary: the kind of 50 year old women that you pass in the Supermarket most days of the week.
So, less than three months from now, we'll know who'll be governing Scotland and what sort of Scotland we'll be working to create. With more Green MSPs we can push Holyrood to be bolder resulting in a better Scotland. As things start to hot up even more, I'm starting a campaign blog, sharing with you stories from the campaign trail, listening to what people are experiencing and their concerns and hopes for the future.
This week sees the launch of a pressure group of SNP members against unconventional gas extraction, SMAUG. Its founders say Tolkien’s dragon is
"awakening to save us from the confused priorities that lead us to damage the very resources that we need to live... and protect the wee inhabitants of Middle Earth from the long blight of falling house prices"
SMAUG is calling for the SNP leadership to extend its moratorium on unconventional gas extraction (UGE) to a full ban.