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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.

MSP Calls For 15 Bus Cut To Be Halted

Mon 13 May, 2019

Green MSP Ross Greer has asked for an urgent meeting with Glasgow Citybus bosses after the company announced that the 15 service, covering Bearsden & Milngavie, is to be scrapped by the end of June.

Greer Speaks for Milngavie Rail Redualling in Parliament

Tue 30 Apr, 2019

Green MSP and local resident Ross Greer has used a parliamentary debate to renew his calls for the second track to be reinstated on the Westerton to Milngavie rail line, following the release of performance data once again showing it to be the worst performing rail line in Scotland.

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.”

Loch Lomond: Greer Pledges 50,000 Flamingoland Objections

Wed 24 Apr, 2019

Green MSP Ross Greer today responded to the relaunch of plans for a controversial development on the banks of Loch Lomond by pledging to deliver at least 50,000 objections. This would set a record for any planning application in Scottish history.

Green MSP Highlights GP Shortages In Erskine

Wed 24 Apr, 2019

Scottish Greens MSP Ross Greer has joined calls for improved resources to tackle the GP retention and recruitment crisis ahead of a vote in the Scottish Parliament.

Greer congratulates Kilwinning Academy Credit Union

Mon 8 Apr, 2019

Green MSP Ross Greer has put forward a Parliamentary motion to recognise Kilwinning Academy’s accomplishment in forming the first ever credit union within a school, in partnership with 1st Alliance Ayrshire Credit Union.

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.

Tory MSP Guilty of Wilful Delusion Over Universal Credit

Fri 5 Apr, 2019

Scottish Greer MSP Ross Greer has slammed recent comments by Conservative MSP in the Helensburgh Advertiser regarding the controversial Universal Credit scheme. Greer has accused Corry and the Conservatives of ‘wilful delusion’ for ignoring the harm the widely condemned rollout of UC has done, which the Conservative dismissed as ‘teething problems in his local paper column.