The Scottish Green Party has had a distinctive presence in the Scottish Parliament since its creation in 1999 with the election of Robin Harper as the UK’s first Green Parliamentarian.

The party is currently represented in Holyrood by Alison Johnstone MSP (Lothian), Andy Wightman MSP (Lothian), Ross Greer MSP (West of Scotland), John Finnie MSP (Highlands & Islands), Mark Ruskell MSP (Mid Scotland and Fife) and Patrick Harvie MSP (Glasgow).

We also have Green councillors in Aberdeenshire, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Midlothian and Stirling with a party member standing as an independent councillor in Shetland.

The party is currently co-convened by Patrick Harvie MSP and Maggie Chapman.

Green Successes at Holyrood

  • Millions invested in community projects nationally through the Climate Challenge Fund
  • UK’s first Green legislation, tackling hate crimes
  • Secured Parliament’s support for youth enterprise
  • Helped secure end to tuition fees in Scotland
  • Won first UK vote against Trident
  • Strengthened climate change legislation
  • Switched funding from air routes to bus services
  • Won vote against SNP plans for new coal power
  • Secured millions for insulation and marine renewables