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It has never been more important to put power in your hands. This election has given us huge opportunities and huge challenges. The Councillors elected in 2017 are faced with the challenge of meeting the demands of a hugely energised democracy in Scotland.

Greens are committed to meeting that challenge by placing power in your hands, by providing the money that councils need to run their services, and by making sure that you, as a citizen and as a community, have the opportunity to play a greater role in the decisions that matter to your life.

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Scotland needs a revitalised local democracy

3 May, 2017 - 08:00

The Scottish Greens today (3 MAY) said local democracy hangs in the balance, urging voters to use their number one preferences in tomorrow's council elections to elect Green councillors who will start to reverse the centralisation of services.

The Greens are engaged in their biggest ever Council campaign, with a record 218 candidates aiming to put power in people's hands.

The party is confident of building on existing councillor numbers in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeenshire, Midlothian and Stirling, and making breakthroughs in many other local authorities.

John Finnie leads debate on ship to ship oil transfers

2 May, 2017 - 10:27

Green MSP for the Highlands and Islands John Finnie will lead a debate on ship to ship oil transfers in the Scottish Parliament today.

Mr Finnie, who joined campaigners from the Cromarty Rising campaign group at the parliament’s Public Petitions Committee recently, has been campaigning against the proposals to allow ship to ship oil transfers to take place in the Moray Firth since last year.

With more Green councillors young people can begin to take back our future but we need to get out and vote for it

2 May, 2017 - 10:17

The Scottish Greens will today (2 MAY) urge 16 and 17 year olds and other young voters to use their influence to elect more Green councillors to protect the local services that young people rely on.

The Greens are engaged in their biggest ever Council campaign, with a record 218 candidates aiming to put power in people's hands.

The party is confident of building on existing councillor numbers in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeenshire, Midlothian and Stirling, and making breakthroughs in most other local authorities.

Why Julia is voting Green

Kirsten Robb Mon 1 May

Local East Kilbride East voter, Julia, tells us why she is voting Green on 4th May. For public services in public hands. For decent social housing. For public transport and free education.

Kirsten speaks on funding for schools

Kirsten Robb Mon 1 May

East Kilbride East candidate, Kirsten Robb, talks outside her old high school about how Green councillors would use some of the £9.4million secured by Green MSPs towards keeping class sizes down and replacing support staff lost to cuts. These staff are vital in helping children with additional support needs in schools across South Lanarkshire.