Highlands and Islands Greens

Visit our new campaign website for more info on the Council Elections

Fri 15 Apr, 2022

Check out our new website which has more information about candidates, manifestos and how you can get involved in the campaign.

Visit the new site

 

Orkney Greens Election Manifesto

Thu 31 Mar, 2022

On the 29th of March, The Orkney Greens launched their election manifesto for the Orkney Islands Council elections on 5 May 2022.

Kris Leask stands in Kirkwall West and Orphir

Thu 31 Mar, 2022

The Orkney Greens have announced their fifth and final candidate, Kristopher Leask, 22, of St Ola, as their candidate in the forthcoming OIC election on 5 May in the Kirkwall West and Orphir Ward.

A young Green candidate, Kristopher attended Glaitness Primary and KGS, before going on to study International Relations at the University of St. Andrews. He has worked at EMEC following his undergraduate studies and is now working with Scottish Green MSP Ariane Burgess while completing a Masters in Renewable Energy Development at Heriot Watt in Stromness.

Roddy MacKay stands in Benbecula, South Uist and Eriskay

Sat 19 Mar, 2022

Since 2017 I have been fortunate enough to represent the islands of North Uist and Benbecula at the Comhairle but with the new boundary changes that now means I will no longer be able to represent North Uist or Berneray. I wish to thank everyone who has supported me since 2017 and for the lovely messages of support I’ve received in the last week in particular.

Greens help organise Ukraine vigil in Falcon Square

Sat 19 Mar, 2022

Vigil for people of Ukraine held in Inverness city centre

Read the Press & Journal article here

 

Martin Randall stands in Shetland Central ward

Sat 12 Feb, 2022

Third Green candidate throws hat into ring for council election

Read the Shetland News article here

 

Green Councilor to Retire in May

Sat 5 Feb, 2022

OIC’s only Green Councillor, Steve Sankey, has announced that he will be retiring at the council elections on May 5th.  Steve, who made political history in becoming the first Green Party Member to be elected onto OIC announcing the news on Monday said:

Highlands and Islands Greens' Plea to abolish Standing Charges

Sat 5 Feb, 2022

Fuel prices are crippling many households and small businesses already and yet are set to rise.  Highland and Islands Greens want standing charges removed from bills, and have written to the UK Government requesting it to take the necessary action to scrap them. We have also written to The Highland Council Leader, inviting them to join the campaign to urge the UK government to remove them.

Greens announce Anne Thomas to stand for the Black Isle

Sat 29 Jan, 2022

Anne Thomas has lived near North Kessock since 2006. She has been very active for the Scottish Greens for many years will stand for the Black Isle for the first time in the Council elections on 5th May. "I want to leave a world worth living in to my two grand-daughters" she says.

Helen Woodsford-Dean stands in Orkney West Mainland ward

Sat 29 Jan, 2022

Orkney Greens’ Co-Convenor Helen Woodsford-Dean of Harray has announced her intention to stand as a Scottish Green Party candidate in the West Mainland Ward at the Orkney Islands Council elections to be held on Thursday 5 May later this year. Inclusion Scotland has recently awarded her a grant for assistance with her election campaigning, and as a result of this she has chosen to reveal her election plans early. She has been awarded £240 from the Access to Elected Office Fund (Scotland) Award to pay for up to 12 hours of scribe support to assist with her hearing disability.