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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.