Greens: the horse has now bolted on other parties tax plans

Mon 18 Apr, 2011

For immediate release 18 April 2011

The Scottish Green Party today welcomed criticisms of the other Holyrood parties' election manifestos as "unambitious, largely irrelevant and financially unsound" by the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (Cosla). Cosla's criticisms focused on the unworkability of the various council tax freezes that have been pledged by the SNP, Labour, Tories and Liberal Democrats as well as the lack of solutions being put forward to offset a likely devastating

Greens pledge £940m to reverse housing cuts

Mon 18 Apr, 2011

For immediate release 18 April 2011

The Scottish Greens today pledged to invest

Greens set out £904m plan to plug education funding gap

Sun 17 Apr, 2011

For immediate release 17 April 2011

Martin Ford, the Scottish Greens' top candidate for the North East, today pledged that the party would invest the

Greens set out post-election red lines

Sun 17 Apr, 2011

For immediate release, 17 April 2011

The Scottish Greens today confirmed three issues that would be so-called "red lines" for Green MSPs after the election, issues where the party would not compromise in any post-election talks.

North East campaign going well

comms Fri 15 Apr, 2011

Scottish Green Party members and supporters are campaigning hard across the north-east for a successful outcome in the Scottish Parliament election on 5 May.

Green Party helpers are busy distributing the Party's election tabloid newspaper, North East News, in places from Banff to Dundee.

Greens pledge £950m for transport projects and low fares

Fri 15 Apr, 2011

For immediate release 15 April 2011

The Scottish Greens today pledged an additional

Greens set out plan to overturn Royal Mail privatisation

Fri 15 Apr, 2011

For immediate release 15 April 2011

The Scottish Greens today set out plans for the next Scottish Parliament to protect Royal Mail in Scotland from the privatisation planned by UK Ministers. Greens will seek to open negotiations with UK Ministers with the objective of retaining the Royal Mail's Scottish operations in public hands. The sell-off is expected to price Royal Mail at

Greens: gaps in vision that SNP refuses to bridge

Thu 14 Apr, 2011

For immediate release Thursday 14 April 2011

The Scottish Greens today questioned the credibility of the SNP's spending plans, plans that rely on assumed savings from the

Greens set out comprehensive challenge on climate

Wed 13 Apr, 2011

For immediate release: Wednesday 13 April 2011

Patrick Harvie will take part in tonight's Climate Day election debate, organised by Stop Climate Chaos Scotland. (1) In advance of the debate the Scottish Greens outlined a package of the five most important policy changes required if Scotland is to play its part in global efforts to tackle climate change, and also to see the benefits of a shift to a low carbon economy and society.

* Taking the Climate Challenge Fund to the next level: Greens in the last Parliament persuaded the SNP to deliver a

Greens bring added value to small business debate

Tue 12 Apr, 2011

For immediate release 12 April 2011

Patrick Harvie, co-convenor of the Scottish Greens, joined the leaders of the other main Scottish political parties tonight at a public hustings organised by the Federation of Small Businesses in Edinburgh.

Patrick Harvie said: