Highlands and Islands Greens

Debra Nicolson stands in Shetland West ward

Sat 29 Jan, 2022

Greens announce second candidate for council election

Read the Shetland News article here


Record Green result in council By-election

Sat 4 Dec, 2021

Highlands and Islands Greens welcome the substantial vote for their candidate Dr Kate Willis, a marine ecologist and campaigner who came third in the Fort William and Ardnamurchan Council By-election. She is the first Scottish Green candidate to stand in Council elections in Lochaber. "We are at a time of crisis on so many fronts and I'm delighted that so many people voted for me. I am hoping they will do the same when I stand in May when 4 councillors will be elected.

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.