Isla O'Reilly, Education, Children and Young People spokesperson for the Scottish Greens and MSP candidate for Highlands and Islands, today (Sun 14 Feb) reiterated concerns about national testing in primary and secondary schools in light of a poll showing most Scots think smaller class sizes are more important.
Isla O'Reilly, Scottish Green Party spokesperson on Education and MSP candidate for the Highlands & Islands, has today welcomed a report that highlights the importance of value of accredited teaching staff in nurseries.
The report, commissioned by the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) and conducted independently by the Child's Curriculum Group, shows that children benefit from having professional teaching staff in pre-school settings.
Patrick Harvie MSP, Finance and Economy spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, tonight (11 Feb) renewed his call for the Scottish Government to allow local authorities to raise funds to protect frontline services.
Responding to the publication by SHAAP (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems) of its ‘Top Twenty’ recommendations for action on alcohol, Alison Johnstone, Health and Wellbeing spokesperson for the Scottish Greens and MSP for Lothian, said:
Patrick Harvie, MSP and co-convenor of the Scottish Greens, has today successfully pressed the Scottish Government to strengthen its proposed rent control laws.
Responding to the announcement by the First Minister of investment in training for nurses and medical schools, Alison Johnstone, Health and Wellbeing spokesperson for the Scottish Greens and MSP for Lothian, said:
“Scottish Greens believe Scotland can care for everyone, young and old. Investment in medical education and training is of course welcome and delivering care at or near our homes is not a new idea, as the First Minister has accepted.
John Finnie, Justice spokesperson for the Scottish Greens and MSP for the Highlands and Islands, is condemning Richard Lochhead’s statement on the proposed ship to ship oil transfers across the Cromarty Firth as “too little, too late”.
Mr Finnie was responding to Mr Lochhead’s baffling decision to wait until after the consultation had closed to break his silence on the risky proposal.
Patrick Harvie, MSP and Scottish Green Party co-convenor, has today called for a long-term plan to secure jobs for Scotland's oil and gas sector. Commenting on the launch of the Offshore Co-ordinating Group (OCG), Harvie argued that workers’ interests should be at the heart of decisions regarding the future of the oil and gas industries in Scotland.
Scottish offshore workers’ unions are today launching a group to resist cuts in the oil and gas sector.
Patrick Harvie, MSP and co-convenor of the Scottish Greens has today said that the Labour candidate selection for the Holyrood election shows a "party out of ideas, out of energy and out of time".