Highlands and Islands Greens

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

 

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.