Local pubs and small producers are Green order of the day

Fri 29 Apr, 2011

For immediate release 29 April 2011

Campaigning in Paisley today, the co-convenor of the Scottish Green Party Patrick Harvie set out positive proposals aimed at stimulating the development of local pubs and craft brewers whose bottom line is the production of quality drinks and serving local communities in a responsible way.

In the last Parliament, the Scottish Green Party endorsed proposals from the Scottish Government for a minimum price for alcohol.

Greens: energy debate "missing the point"

Thu 28 Apr, 2011

For immediate release 28 April 2011

Responding to the continuing debate over the SNP's renewables target, the Scottish Greens today argued that the real emphasis should be on community- and publicly-owned renewables, on energy efficiency, and on a broader mix of energy sources, not just onshore wind.

Patrick Harvie said:

Greens: living wage to combat poverty and inequality

Thu 28 Apr, 2011

For immediate release 28 April 2011

The Scottish Greens today committed to fighting poverty and building a more equal Scotland in the next Parliament, and the party confirmed plans to set a living wage for public sector employees of at least

Poll of polls shows Greens on the up

Wed 27 Apr, 2011

For immediate release 27 April 2011

Today's poll of poll analysis by Weber Shandwick confirms that voters are continuing to move towards the Greens and away from Labour, the Tories and the Lib Dems, and their projections are that the Greens will more than double their representation at Holyrood.

Patrick Harvie said:

Greens set out plans for a healthy and happy Scotland

Wed 27 Apr, 2011

For immediate release 27 April 2011

Greens pledge tougher freedom of information regime

Wed 27 Apr, 2011

For immediate release 27 April 2011

Greens launch mini-manifesto for the rural economy

Tue 26 Apr, 2011

For immediate release: Tuesday 26 April 2011

The Scottish Green Party today launched a mini-manifesto for the rural economy with a visit by the party's co-convenors Eleanor Scott and Patrick Harvie to Macleod Organics in Ardersier.

The Greens' plans will support Scotland's rural economy by: establishing a new

Debate exclusion: Greens appeal to BBC Director General

Mon 25 Apr, 2011

For immediate release 25 April 2011

The Scottish Greens' co-convenor Eleanor Scott today submitted a formal appeal to Mark Thompson, the BBC's Director General, over the party's continued exclusion from the public broadcaster's final Holyrood debate on 1 May 2011, and a similar letter was issued to STV concerning their final debate two days later.

Green vision for community benefit from clean energy

Mon 25 Apr, 2011

For immediate release 25 April 2011

The Scottish Greens today launched their national energy policy for Scotland on the eve of Tuesday's 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, and asked for public support to bring about an end to risky nuclear and dirty coal power. The Greens have put Scotland's energy choices at the heart of any post-election negotiations, and will not support any administration in the next Parliament which plans new nuclear or coal plants, or to extend the life of existing nuclear facilities.

Greens: Labour isn't working out very well

Sun 24 Apr, 2011

For immediate release, 24 April 2011

The Scottish Greens today made a direct pitch to Labour voters disappointed with Iain Gray's campaign, highlighting six centre-left policies Labour's manifesto should have contained but didn't. All six proposals are of course in the Greens' manifesto: