Holyrood to vote on tax powers and Green Budget plans

16 January, 2011 - 13:21

For immediate release 16 January 2010

Greens and Labour to resist cuts to rail freight grant

13 January, 2011 - 10:00

GREEN MSP MEDIA RELEASE

For immediate release 13 January 2010

GREENS AND LABOUR TO RESIST CUTS TO RAIL FREIGHT GRANT

The Scottish Greens and Labour today joined forces to press SNP Ministers to abandon their plans to scrap the

Green MSP to support Trump court case

10 January, 2011 - 16:29

For immediate release 10 January 2010

Tomorrow Robin Harper MSP will attend Edinburgh's High Court to support the latest legal efforts to secure access to justice for Molly Forbes, one of the Menie residents threatened with compulsory purchase and eviction by the Trump Organisation and Aberdeenshire Council despite a groundswell of public opposition to this move.

A continuing legacy

comms Mon 10 Jan

There is a book I was lent recently. Written in 1994, by P W Agnew, it is called "The Efficient Alternative". Its sub-title is "How we can do away with nuclear power, reduce pollution, conserve natural resources and save money". Quite.

Although born in 1927, Pat Agnew was always ahead of his time. An engineer all his life, he was extolling combined heat and power in the 1960s. He designed small scale hydro plants, foreshadowing today’s community renewables. And, towards the end of his career, he inspired a generation of engineering students at Glasgow University.

Green MSP calls for First Bus rethink

10 January, 2011 - 13:03

For immediate release 10 January 2011

Patrick Harvie MSP today submitted a motion to the Scottish Parliament calling on First Bus in Glasgow to reconsider its deeply damaging decision to axe bus services in Glasgow, and slash the frequency of services for many more. The full text of the motion is below.

Patrick Harvie MSP said:

Scottish Green Party welcomes climate fund renewal

6 January, 2011 - 16:45

GREEN MSP MEDIA RELEASE

For immediate release 6 January 2010

Green MSP Patrick Harvie today welcomed the Scottish Government's announcement that it intended to renew funding to community-based carbon reduction projects through the Climate Challenge Fund. The fund was originally proposed by the Scottish Greens as part of its 2007 election manifesto and jointly launched by the Greens and the Scottish Government in 2008. To date

Greens deliver tough Budget message to SNP

5 January, 2011 - 14:01

GREEN MSP MEDIA RELEASE

For immediate release 5 January 2011

The Scottish Green MSPs today published a letter sent by Patrick Harvie to John Swinney setting out the party's position on the forthcoming Scottish Budget. The current proposal from SNP Ministers is simply to hand on Conservative cuts to the Scottish Budget, with serious consequences for services in Scotland, especially those relied on by the poorest in the country.

FM appears utterly clueless on climate change legislation

23 December, 2010 - 13:14

For immediate release 23 December 2010

Addicted to house price rises

comms Tue 21 Dec

I am not someone who follows Karen Whitefield’s words with any regularity. So, not being a follower of the Labour MSP for Airdrie and Shotts, I cannot assess what it is she has said that has so angered Housing Minister, Alex Neil, such that he has threatened legal action against her and any media outlet which repeats what she has allegedly said.

Greens attack lack of clarity on higher education

16 December, 2010 - 17:01

For immediate release 16 December 2010

Green MSP Robin Harper today attacked the Scottish Government for its failure to re-assure students and parents over the future of Higher Education funding in Scotland. Education Secretary Michael Russell said he would be "guided" by the Scottish Parliament’s rejection of tuition fees, but failed to explain exactly how cuts of over £200m to the education budget would be made or why, if he rejects students paying fees, there is a need to consult on graduate contributions from students.

Robin Harper MSP said: