DUNFERMLINE ATHLETIC: GREEN CONFERENCE BACKS FANS

Sun 6 Oct, 2013

Scottish Greens today overwhelmingly backed an emergency motion to their conference in Inverness supporting moves by Pars United to take control of Dunfermline Athletic.

The motion, moved by Zara Kitson, the Scottish Green candidate for the Dunfermline by-election, also urged Scottish Ministers to support Green moves to give fans' trusts the first right of refusal when their clubs come up for sale.

REID REPORT ON ENERGY OWNERSHIP LIGHTS WAY AHEAD

Sun 6 Oct, 2013

Scottish Greens are welcoming an expert report on ownership of Scotland's energy resources as lighting the way ahead for both sides in the independence debate.

The Common Weal paper for the Jimmy Reid Foundation, launched today (6 Oct) at the Scottish Green Party conference in Inverness, outlines how public and community ownership of renewables could secure supplies and reduce costs.

Alison Johnstone, Scottish Green MSP for Lothian and a member of Holyrood's economy and energy committee, said:

GAS MORATORIUM CALLED FOR AT SCOTTISH GREENS CONFERENCE

Sat 5 Oct, 2013

Members of the Scottish Green Party have overwhelmingly backed an emergency motion to their conference in Inverness condemning the Scottish Government for opening the door to unconventional gas developments such as fracking.

The motion was proposed by Stirling Green councillor Mark Ruskell, who said:

LIBRARY CUTS CONDEMNED AT SCOTTISH GREENS CONFERENCE

Sat 5 Oct, 2013

Members of the Scottish Green Party have overwhelmingly backed an emergency motion to their conference in Inverness condemning a decision by Moray Council to close seven rural libraries against the advice of council officers and in spite of an Equalities Impact Assessment Report.

The motion was proposed by Moray Greens Convener James Mackessack-Leitch, who said:

GREEN VISION FOR SCOTLAND MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER: HARVIE

Sat 5 Oct, 2013

On the opening day of the Scottish Green Party conference party co-convener Patrick Harvie will describe the Green vision for Scotland as more important than ever.

 

In a keynote address in Inverness the MSP will underline the need to put forward a radical vision to persuade undecided voters to back independence.

 

The Scottish Greens' conference is taking place at Eden Court Theatre today and tomorrow (5 and 6 Oct) and features guest speakers focusing on Europe, regional economics, equality, local democracy and energy.

 

ENERGY FUND SHOULD CONSIDER RENEWABLES AND CLIMATE

Wed 2 Oct, 2013

Scottish Greens are expressing astonishment that a report on the idea of a national fund from energy revenues fails to consider the climate implications of continued fossil fuel extraction.

In light of the report by the Scottish Government's Fiscal Commission, Scottish Greens are also renewing their call for the growth of Scotland's renewables sector to be harnessed for maximum public benefit.

Patrick Harvie, Green MSP for Glasgow and Co-convener of the Scottish Greens, said:

Don't be fooled by Tories' married tax break

comms Wed 2 Oct, 2013

LAST time I mentioned I'd been visiting my colleagues in the Green Party of England and Wales at their conference in Brighton.

This weekend I'll be in Inverness for the Scottish Green Party's own conference.

But it's the gatherings of the bigger parties which get the media's attention.

MSP SEEKS MEETING WITH FIRE CHAIR OVER CONTROL CLOSURES

Tue 1 Oct, 2013

Alison Johnstone, Scottish Green MSP for Lothian, has today (1 Oct) written to the chair of the Fire Service board asking for a meeting to discuss controversial proposals to close the Edinburgh control room.

Alison said:

“Having met with affected staff at the control room at Tollcross I’m determined to hold the fire board to account on this. The plans were not discussed in advance with these highly skilled workers and I have concerns that a promise of consultation will have little effect on the direction the board has agreed.

Allot Going On In Linlithgow

comms Tue 1 Oct, 2013

As an MSP for Lothian, a region that stretches from Soutra Hill in the east to Harthill Services in the west, it’s good to get beyond the Edinburgh city bypass and meet constituents and discuss the challenges and opportunities they encounter in their neighbourhoods.

AJ at Linlithgow Allotments

IPCC REPORT SHOWS RADICAL POLICY SHIFT NEEDED

Fri 27 Sep, 2013

Responding to publication of the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Scottish Greens are warning that the Scottish Government needs to consider radical policy shifts.