Highlands and Islands Greens

Ariane marches at COP

Sun 28 Nov, 2021

Highlands and Islands MSP Ariane Burgess takes to the streets to call for climate justice at COP 26

Read the Inverness Courier article here

 

Shetland Greens fly kites for COP26 at Gilbertson Park

Wed 3 Nov, 2021

Local members of the Scottish Green Party took their message of climate action into the air as they flew kites at Gilbertson Park in Lerwick on a blustery Saturday afternoon.

Messages to world leaders such as “Green New Deal”, “Stop Fast Fashion” and “Just Transition” were written by Shetland climate activists on pieces of bunting which were hoisted into the air by large lift kites, operated by airborne wind energy engineer Rod Read, who also demonstrated a spinning kite turbine, a prototype of a larger kite that can generate 10kW of electric power.

Greens stand for first time in Fort William and Ardnamurchan Ward by-election

Wed 3 Nov, 2021

Lochaber marine scientist is Greens candidate for council by-election

Read the Oban Times article here

 

Pippa welcomes plans to review incineration plants

Sat 9 Oct, 2021

Highland Council may need to think again after incineration is to be reviewed

Read the Strathspey & Badenoch Herald article here

 

Update from our local councillor, Pippa Hadley

Wed 15 Sep, 2021

Highland councillors back using planning laws to limit short-term lets as situation reaches ‘crisis point’

Read the Press & Journal article here

 

Pippa wins backing for more responsible investment of pension funds

Wed 15 Sep, 2021

Green Councillor Pippa Hadley brought a motion to Highland Council to seek their backing to divest the pension fund from fossil fuels and armaments and back the Highland Charter for Responsible Investment. In a compromise the Council has endorsed a plan that they claim will reduce the investments of its pension fund that are contributing to climate change.

Pedal Power in Shetland

Tue 7 Sep, 2021

Shetland Green members were amongst the 500 plus people at the council’s Pedal Lerwick event on Sunday.

There were all different shapes and sizes of bikes, with unicycles, tandems, cargo bikes, folding bikes, e-bikes, tricycles and recumbent bicycles being ridden by people of all abilities.

The event came the day after Scottish Green Party members voted overwhelmingly to approve a deal with the Scottish Government which included an almost tripling of the active travel budget, with £320 million allocated for walking, wheeling and cycling in Scotland by 2025.

Vote for Ryan MacKintosh

Thu 29 Jul, 2021

Ryan MacKintosh, our Scottish Green candidate is standing in the upcoming Inverness West by-election on the 12th of August. He proclaims "The Council is in dire need of change that truly reflects the voices of the many communities and groups that are often ignored or forgotten. A Council that is more representative of the youth across the highlands that highlight their concern and bring about a new perspective on green and local issues. Born and raised in the capital of the Highlands, Inverness I know the area well and the community around me.

Roddy MacKay joins Scottish Greens

Thu 1 Jul, 2021

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Councillor, Roddy MacKay has joined the Scottish Greens and hopes to stand for the party at next year’s council elections.

Cllr MacKay has been an independent councillor, representing the Uibhist a Tuath agus Beinn na Faoghla, Benbecula and North Uist Ward, since 2017.