Aberdeen Greens publish Union Terrace Gardens statement

Sun 22 Jan, 2012


For immediate release 22 January 2012

Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Green Party has today published its 300-word statement for the Union Terrace Gardens referendum.*

 The Green Party is one of seven organisations which will have statements included in the referendum ballot mailing in support of retaining Union Terrace Gardens.

As the statements will appear in alphabetic order, the Green Party's statement will be the first on the side of retaining Union Terrace Gardens.

Green Party branch vice-convenor Rhonda Reekie said:

Greens condemn "spare change" from Swinney

Fri 20 Jan, 2012

For immediate release 20 January 2012

Green MSP Patrick Harvie responded to the publication of the Scottish budget today, saying:

"We have called on the Government to make serious commitments on further education, on sustainable transport, and on funding their own climate change policies. On all of these, we see warm words on paper but little of substance being done.

Buses must be affordable as well as green

Tue 17 Jan, 2012


For immediate release 17 January 2012

Scottish Greens have welcomed today's announcement of £2m for the Green Bus Fund, but point to the £7m a year cuts* being made to the Bus Services Operators' Grant that helps to keep bus prices down.

Referendum must empower Scots from 16yrs up

Tue 10 Jan, 2012


For immediate release 10 January 2012

Responding to today's announcement by the Secretary of State for Scotland, Scottish Greens have called for the transfer of new powers to come without strings attached and for the urgent opening up of the debate to what kind of independent Scotland the voters are being offered.

Scottish Greens support votes for 16 and 17 year olds and will campaign for their voice to be heard in the referendum.

Patrick Harvie MSP said:

Minister challenged on sponsorship of Commonwealth Games

Tue 20 Dec, 2011

For immediate release 19 December 2011

Green MSP Alison Johnstone has today written to the Minster for the Commonwealth Games, asking for assurances that companies with poor social and environmental records will not be able to sponsor the 2014 Games.

Transport trends: A wake-up call for SNP

Mon 19 Dec, 2011


For immediate release 14 December 2011

Commenting on today's publication of the latest national transport statistics*, Scottish Greens have expressed dismay at the continued absence of progress in bringing about the sustainable and affordable transport system that Scotland needs.

Greens argue that although there is a drop in overall traffic levels, this is most likely a result of the recession, rather than the impact of Government policies. Greenhouse gas emissions from transport as a proportion of total Scottish emissions now stand at 26.6%.**