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Loch Lomond: Greens hand in record-breaking objections

Tue 21 May, 2019

Scottish Greens West Scotland MSP Ross Greer was in Balloch with local residents today (20 May) to present over 53,000 objections- a record number for any planning application in Scottish history- to plans for a Flamingoland development on the shores ofLoch Lomond at Balloch.

Additional Support Needs: Why Did We Secure a CSP Review?

Ross Greer MSP Fri 17 May, 2019

Last Wednesday, the Scottish Greens secured a commitment from the government to review Coordinated Support Plans for children & young people with additional support needs. We’ve been calling for this for some time, but why does it matter?

Coordinated Support Plans, known as CSPs for short, are not widely known, but they play a vital role in ensuring that young people with significant additional needs get the right support in school.

Ex SNP Environment Minister admits “issues” with air tax cuts

Mon 29 Apr, 2019

Former SNP Environment Secretary Stewart Stevenson MSP has admitted that “there are issues,” with the Scottish Government’s proposals on slashing aviation tax. 

Mr Stevenson’s comments were made during a debate on the climate crisis with Green MSP Ross Greer on Good morning Scotland. In response to a question from presenter Gary Robertson about how cutting air taxes could be compatible with declaring a climate emergency, as the First Minister did at her party conference this weekend, Mr Stevenson replied, “I think there are issues around that.”

Climate Strikers are afraid for their future

Sun 7 Apr, 2019

Scottish Greens Education Spokesperson Ross Greer MSP was joined by two youth climate strikers on the second day of the party’s spring conference in Edinburgh this morning. The strikers – 13 year olds Holly Gillibrand from Fort William and Josie Law from Edinburgh – addressed conference, sharing their thoughts on the climate crisis, and their fears for their future.

Education Scotland Wilfully Blind To School Inequality

Thu 4 Apr, 2019

Scottish Greens Education Spokesperson Ross Greer MSP has slammed Education Scotland for being ‘wilfully blind’ to school inequality, following an evidence session on subject choice at Holyrood’s education committee this morning.

Leith Docks Studio Development

Ross Greer MSP Thu 4 Apr, 2019

Ross has written to Isabel Davis, the executive director of the new screen unit at Creative Scotland, raising concerns about the proposed Leith Dock Studio Development. You can read Ross's letter and the response from Isabel Davis below.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greer Backs Record-Breaking ‘Stop Brexit’ Petition

Sat 30 Mar, 2019

Scottish Green MSP Ross Greer has backed the many thousands of people in the West of Scotland who have signed a record-breaking petition calling on MPs to revoke article 50 and remain in the EU.

As of Friday Afternoon more than 3.3 million people across the UK have now signed the petition, which began on Wednesday 20th March (1).

Glasgow becomes latest council to back youth climate strikes

Tue 12 Mar, 2019

Glasgow City Council has become the latest to confirm that students who miss school to take part in global climate protests will not face punishment if they have the support of parents or carers.

Greer welcomes teachers’ pay agreement

Fri 8 Mar, 2019

Responding to reports that a deal on teachers’ pay has been reached between the EIS and the Scottish Government, Scottish Greens Education spokesperson Ross Green MSP, who has backed the teachers’ pay campaign, said:

Greens: Back school students ahead of new climate strike

Fri 8 Mar, 2019

Scottish Greens have today (8 March 2019) stepped up calls for councils across Scotland to back young climate protestors with just one week to go until the next global school strike.

Green MSPs have written to bosses at all Scottish councils urging them to publicly support young people who take part in the strikes, after the City of Edinburgh Council backed a Green motion to veto punishment earlier this week.