Scottish
Independence

"The Scottish Green Party, which is committed to making popular democracy a reality at the national, regional and local level, believes that there should in time be a second referendum on Scottish independence​"

Scottish Greens are proud of the role we played in the independence debate. We engaged constructively as we saw huge opportunities to create a more equal and democratic society, and a sustainable economy.

Patrick Harvie

  1. The Scottish Green Party, which is committed to making popular democracy a reality at the national, regional and local level, believes that there should in time be a second referendum on Scottish independence
  2. In that referendum the Scottish Greens will campaign for independence to secure the powers needed for a socially just and sustainable Scotland.
  3. The timing of the referendum should be determined by public appetite: Scotland should decide, when Scotland wants to decide.
  4. In assessing public appetite for a second referendum we will respect new kinds of citizen-led initiatives - for example, a call for a referendum signed by up to 1 million people on the electoral register.
  5. For the next term of the Scottish Parliament Green MSPs will focus on using existing and forthcoming powers to deliver the changes that will make a difference to the people of Scotland - on fuel poverty, land reform, funding public services and many other challenges which need to be tackled right now.
  6. We will continue to call for further powers being devolved to the Scottish Parliament until independence is achieved, for example the ability to raise the minimum wage, as supported by the Scottish Trades Union Congress.
  7. We will also bring forward a radical package of ideas which demonstrates just how different and better an independent Scotland could be - on currency, welfare, foreign policy, climate change, a post-oil economy and revitalising our democracy.

Latest Campaign Updates

Corporate tax game rigged against the common good

Patrick Harvie MSP 8 July, 2016 - 09:47

At this point in the Holyrood calendar MSPs are normally looking forward to a quieter time over the summer recess, while the committee clerks and government officials are preparing for the budget process which begins when Holyrood returns in September.

As you may have noticed, this is no ordinary year.

Keep all options open in an effort to keep Scotland in Europe

28 June, 2016 - 08:14

The Scottish Greens will today (Tuesday) speak up for EU citizens living in Scotland and urge the Scottish Government to keep all options open in an effort to keep Scotland in Europe.

A petition launched by the Scottish Greens on Friday morning in light of the EU referendum vote has so far gathered almost 40,000 signatures. It calls for Holyrood to examine and exhaust every option for continuing Scotland’s close ties with Europe.

The party has also organised a rally outside Holyrood at 1pm today to give people a chance to make their voice heard.

5 Green Policies That Will Win Scottish Independence

16 April, 2016 - 22:54

During the Independence Referendum, we told our friends and neighbours that a better Scotland was possible. Our Green Yes campaign worked hand-in-hand with Yes Scotland to promote a radical vision for Scotland's future: a nation with a global voice, where we would have a real social safety net and equality for all.

That wasn't enough. The majority could not imagine the country we would build, and so chose the status quo.

It's time for a new approach.