Exam results: Young people deserve credit for navigating tough year 

Tue 9 Aug, 2022

Commenting on the publication of the 2021-22 exam results, Scottish Greens education spokesperson Ross Greer MSP said:

Scotland can’t afford Tory economic incompetence

Thu 4 Aug, 2022

Commenting on the latest interest rates and predictions of recession from the Bank of England, the Scottish Greens Finance Spokesperson, Ross Greer MSP, said:

“The financial disaster that we are living through has been driven by the total failure and incompetence of Boris Johnson, and his Tory colleagues. How else do you explain Britain being in a position so much worse than comparable economies?”

‘obscene’ oil and gas profits show need for climate action

Tue 2 Aug, 2022

The Scottish Greens have called for real and immediate action from the Treasury before household bills go up again. It comes at a time when oil and gas companies are recording billions in profits.

The Scottish Greens environment spokesperson, Mark Ruskell MSP, said:

Greens condemn Tory contempt for Scotland's democracy.

Tue 2 Aug, 2022

Liz Truss has shown a contempt for Scotland's democracy, according to the Scottish Greens. This follows comments in a Tory leadership debate last night, in which Liz Truss was cheered for calling the First Minister an "attention seeker" and saying she would ignore calls for an independence referendum. 

Scottish Green Co-leader, Lorna Slater MSP, said:

Scottish Greens: The people of Scotland must have their say   

Sun 31 Jul, 2022

The Scottish Green Party will contest the next UK general election as a de-facto independence referendum, if all avenues to hold a legal referendum are blocked, the party said today.  

At a meeting of the party’s national council this afternoon it was determined that if such a scenario comes to pass the party will aim to stand candidates in every constituency in Scotland, putting the Green case for independence to every voter in Scotland.  

Commenting, Scottish Green Party co-leaders Patrick Harvie and Lorna Slater said:  

Scottish Greens: Use energy profits to bring down fuel bills 

Thu 28 Jul, 2022

Commenting on reports that Shell and Centrica, the owner of British Gas, have recorded billions of pounds in part year profits, Scottish Greens MSP Ross Greer said: 

  

Drug death figures reveal a “public health emergency” 

Thu 28 Jul, 2022

Commenting on the drug death figures published by National Records of Scotland today, Scottish Greens health and social care spokesperson Gillian Mackay MSP said:

  

“Every single one of these deaths is a preventable tragedy. The figures published today remind us of the devastating impact addiction has on communities across Scotland. 

  

Scottish Greens: Starmer has abandoned workers 

Wed 27 Jul, 2022

Commenting on reports that Keir Starmer has sacked a frontbench spokesperson for joining a picket line, Scottish Greens MSP Ross Greer said: 

Save Loch Lomond: More than 20,000 objections recorded 

Mon 25 Jul, 2022

More than 20,000 objections were lodged over the weekend as part of a campaign to Save Loch Lomond from a proposed Flamingo Land ‘resort’ development, Scottish Greens West Scotland MSP Ross Greer revealed today. 

The campaign recorded an incredible 10,000 objections in the first 24 hours, after its launch on Friday, and has now amassed over 22,000 responses. 

Commenting, Green MSP Ross Greer said: