Bandwidth the breadth of the nation

comms Fri 22 Apr, 2011

All rural areas have specific needs, and in a region like the Highlands and lslands those needs can be particularly acute. The very size of the place means that communication is particularly important.

However, despite this special need, this is the region where internet broadband is least available. Access to high-speed broadband is a question of social equity. In the twenty first century universal access to broadband is becoming as essential as a universal postal or telephone service.

Greens pledge £125m for community climate projects

Fri 22 Apr, 2011

For immediate release 22 April 2011

Ahead of a visit to St Andrews today, the Scottish Greens unveiled proposals for a major boost to the Climate Challenge Fund, taking the overall value of the fund up to

SNP and Labour voters rank Greens as their top partners

Thu 21 Apr, 2011

For immediate release 21 April 2011

Greens welcomed today's Ipsos-Mori poll showing the party on 6% on the second vote, a result which would see a significantly larger group of Green MSPs elected to the Scottish Parliament, and noted an additional question which asked Scots who they would like to see the next First Minister work with. This second question shows that the Greens are the preferred post-election partners for both SNP and Labour voters.

Patrick Harvie said:

Greens to back Scottish communities to stop incinerators

Thu 21 Apr, 2011

For immediate release 21 April 2011

Greens: make Scottish seas a whale and dolphin sanctuary

Wed 20 Apr, 2011

For immediate release: Wednesday 20 April 2011

The Scottish Greens today launched a commitment to designate Scottish waters as a whale and dolphin sanctuary, to boost eco-tourism and help support Scottish coastal communities. The commitment comes on the first anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Greens are the only party in Holyrood to have supported a moratorium on deepwater drilling in Scottish waters.

Greens will seek to cancel new Forth Road Bridge contract

Wed 20 Apr, 2011

For immediate release 20 April 2011

The revival of election hustings

comms Wed 20 Apr, 2011

This has been the week of many hustings! Six in total for me, personally, and that’s not accounting for the other hustings that my colleagues on the Lothian list also addressed this week. And it is not just that there’s been a lot of hustings – the turnout has been big as well: with audiences of more than 100 common.

Single police force "a step too far" for Greens

Tue 19 Apr, 2011

For immediate release 19 April 2011

Greens responded to today's Scottish Police Federation event with a pledge to oppose SNP, Labour and Tory plans for a single national police force. The party believes the costs would be too high as public budgets come under growing pressure, and that local control would be lost.

Patrick Harvie said:

Greens launch manifesto for public services

Tue 19 Apr, 2011

For immediate release Tuesday 19 April 2011

The Scottish Greens today launched their Holyrood 2011 manifesto, pledging

YouGov: Support for Greens on revenue and public services

Tue 19 Apr, 2011

For immediate release 19 April 2011