Highlands and Islands Greens

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.  

Holyrood 2021 Election

Sun 2 May, 2021

Green candidates for Highland region

Click here to find out more about the candidates

 

Greens Campaign in Shetland

Sat 17 Apr, 2021

Debra Nicolson, the Shetland local Green list Candidate urges Shetlanders to vote like wir future depends on it. Also, pictured are some Shetland Green activists taking a break from leafleting.

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