Highlands and Islands Greens

Stop Inverness Airport Expansion

Sun 21 Feb, 2021

Despite the climate catastrophe we are facing, Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd is proposing a major expansion to Inverness airport. This will be bad for the environment and bad for communities. Join us in calling for Highland and Islands Airports Ltd to halt this reckless and unnecessery proposal.

Find out more and take action on our campaign page.

 

GREEN NEWS - Highland - Winter 2021

Sat 20 Feb, 2021

Get up to date with Highland Green News featuring articles on Rural Housing, Green Taxes and Land Reform.

Download the newsletter here: PDF icon Green-News-Highland-Winter-2021.pdf

 

Infrastructure

Sun 27 Sep, 2020

Public services should be in public hands and should serve the public interest. We want accountable ownership of Highlands and Islands infrastructure with community empowerment and climate-change resilience built in, say the Scottish Green Party.

Land Value Tax

Mon 31 Aug, 2020

The Scottish Greens see Land Value Tax as one part of a range of measures that would transform our current econmic system into one that works for people, communities and the planet.

Land Owners Do Nothing to Exponentially Increase Wealth

According to the Office for National Statistics, land values have increased by more than 450% since 1995.

This has led many people to question how the benefits from increasing land values are distributed – and whether more needs to be done to ensure that the gains from rising land values benefit society as a whole.

Eilean a' Cheò By-election - Vote for Dawn

Mon 2 Mar, 2020

I’m Dawn, I’m from Raasay and I live in Borve with my family – my husband (who’s Dutch) and our four children, the oldest of which is 12 and the youngest is just a year old. I’ve worked in Gaelic television and in Highlands and Islands Enterprise – both in community and business development.  

Skye has seen a huge boost to the local economy in the last few years from tourism, but its not been without a cost – there’s an increased burden on our infrastructure. I think that a tourist tax is a fair way to help Skye make that investment –

Vote Green on the 12th of December

Wed 4 Dec, 2019

As a designer and facilitator, I work in the Highlands helping people to design more sustainable and regenerative ways of living both for themselves and their community. I have first-hand experience of the potential of locally owned renewable energy, local and slow investment, car share schemes, and systems that maximise access to locally produced food, among other sustainability-related initiatives.

Inverness By-Election

Wed 4 Dec, 2019



Highlands and Islands Greens would like to say thank you to Russell Deacon, our Green candidate for the Inverness Central ward by-election in November. A big thank you also to all those who helped with the campaign and to those who voted for Russell. The Green vote share increased from 6 to 10%, overtaking labour and boosting the Green profile in Inverness.

Shetland Greens call out SNP and Lib Dems on climate change

Mon 19 Aug, 2019

Scottish Green candidate for Shetland Debra Nicolson has called for fellow candidates to wake up to the urgency of the climate emergency.

Nicolson welcomed comments by SNP candidate Tom Wills and Lib Dem Beatrice Wishart focusing on transport, but warned that policies at Holyrood show Shetland needs a Green voice if radical change is to be achieved.

Wills told the Shetland Times: “If elected as your MSP, I’ll be at Nicola Sturgeon’s door on day one to make sure the Scottish Government backs my plan to cut travel costs.”

Orkney Greens welcome OIC’s declaration of a Climate Change Emergency

Sat 8 Jun, 2019

Orkney Islands Council (OIC) councillor and Orkney Greens Co-convenor, Steve Sankey, welcomed OIC’s declaration of a Climate Change Emergency made at its General Council meeting on Tuesday 14 May 2019. Speaking after the historic Council Meeting Steve said:

THOUSANDS TAKING PART IN CLIMATE STRIKES

Mon 18 Mar, 2019

Scottish Green MSPs have praised the thousands taking part in youth climate strikes in Scotland today and called on other parties to back radical climate action.

Pupils from across the Highlands & Islands joined in to demand action, with hundreds from Kirkwall Grammar School (pictured) turning out to ensure their voices were heard.