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This is our biggest ever Council campaign, aiming to make a positive difference in more Council Chambers across Scotland.

More voters than ever will have the chance to elect Green Councillors, with over 200 candidates due to contest May’s Council elections, more than double the 80 who stood for the party in 2012.

The Greens are looking to build on existing councillor numbers in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeenshire, Midlothian and Stirling, and are confident of electing the party’s first councillors in many of Scotland’s remaining 27 local authorities.

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Latest Campaign Updates

Local elections or dry-run for independence referendum?

Gavin Corbett Mon 20 Mar

Tory attempts to turn council elections into a vote on Scotland’s future relationship to UK are desperate and patronising, argues Gavin Corbett

Councils provide many of the services we treasure. They fund nurseries and run our schools. They ensure there is social care for our older people. They look after our parks, streets, waste collections and libraries. Planning controls shape how our cities and towns look and feel.

Now, of course, people will argue about how well councils do these things. But few would dispute that they are vital services.

YouGov poll shows Greens closing in on Labour

19 March, 2017 - 08:36

The Scottish Greens have welcomed the findings of a March YouGov poll showing that support for the party has almost doubled since their successful Holyrood election in 2016.

More choice for Fife voters

17 March, 2017 - 08:43

Scottish Green Party candidates will be standing in every Fife ward at the local council elections in May 2017, offering more choice to voters.  Green councillors in other areas in Scotland have been shown to make a difference, standing up for their communities while challenging the status quo that exists within many local authorities.

Whether helping to improve public transport or local education, opposing unsuitable developments or simply improving road safety for your families, there is now an alternative on Fifer's ballot papers. 

Give councils the powers to solve the housing crisis

Andy Wightman MSP Fri 17 Mar

“Among the several causes to which the prosperity of a nation may be ascribed, the situation, conveniency [sic], and beauty of its capital are surely not the least considerable”.

These are the opening lines of the 1752 notice of public works in Edinburgh that led to the building of the New Town. In the 18th century, at the time of David Hume and Adam Smith, Edinburgh had tremendous aspirations for the city.

Introducing Kerstin Romano - your Scottish Green Party candidate for Dunfermline Central

Kerstin Romano Fri 17 Mar

I have been living in West Fife for the last 16 years with my husband and daughter, having moved to Scotland from my native Germany in 1998. I work as a dispensing assistant at a pharmacy in Alloa and have been a member of the Scottish Greens for several years now. I am passionate about local politics and believe people should have the powers to improve their lives and their local communities.