Greens in Edinburgh have announced their candidate, Susan Rae, for the Leith Walk council by-election in September with a promise to continue the work of Green Councillor Maggie Chapman, who […]
Alison Johnstone, Scottish Green MSP for Lothian and a member of Holyrood’s Devolution committee, today pressed Scottish Secretary David Mundell on the UK Conservative Government’s plans to resist devolving control […]
Council services in Edinburgh could be under threat from a secretive international treaty, according to Green councillors and campaigners, ahead of a council vote this Thursday.
After a two-year campaign, Alison Johnstone MSP has secured Scottish Government agreement that their Community Empowerment Bill will contain powers to introduce a fans’ right to buy their football clubs.
Alison Johnstone, Scottish Green MSP for Lothian, today criticised Edinburgh city council for deciding to open up bus lanes to other vehicles except during peak hours.
Green Education spokesperson, Councillor, Melanie Main proposed that the City Council’s Education Committee should increase the number of parent representatives from one to two, recognising that there are already two […]
Alison Johnstone, Scottish Green MSP for Lothian, is welcoming the shift in position by Edinburgh University on its investments in firms contributing to climate change but is warning the institution […]
Alison Johnstone, Scottish Green MSP for Lothian has slammed today’s decision by Edinburgh city council to approve a new Local Development Plan, saying it was obsessed with suburban sprawl rather […]
A solid base of Green voters built, in a tough election, and now raring to go for Holyrood 2016.
Here are the Green results from the Westminster 2015 election campaign in Edinburgh
Chas Booth, Green Councillor for Leith, took part in today’s “Bairns not Bombs” blockade at Faslane Naval Base along with Green co-convenor and MSP, Patrick Harvie.
The Westminster election campaign might be in full swing but the local Greens are also looking further ahead to the 2016 Holyrood elections.
Scottish Greens today (30 Mar) launched their manifesto for the Westminster election, pledging to tackle poverty, protect public services and secure more powers for Scotland and local communities.
Green MSP Alison Johnstone today successfully moved a package of amendments to the Community Empowerment Bill to bring in a fans’ right to buy their football clubs at any time.
If your expectation of a “city deal” is 2 nights to a Birmingham hotel, then think again says Nigel Bagshaw.
Scottish Greens are today launching a petition calling for all railway companies and rolling stock to be taken back into public hands as East Coast is handed over to private firms […]
Alison Johnstone, Scottish Green MSP for Lothian, is renewing her call for the Scottish Government to toughen its stance on TTIP, the controversial EU-US trade deal which threatens jobs, wages […]
Green councillors are demanding immediate action over the reported loss of a major historic building from the city’s common good account.
Supporting the least well-off and investing in the fabric of the city should be the city’s budget priorities according to the capital’s Green councillors.
Budget cuts of £28.5 million could be avoided if Edinburgh had similar powers to councils elsewhere in the UK and Europe. That’s the stark message from the capital’s six-strong group…
Green councillors are to seek council support for an outright ban on fracking and similar technologies in the Edinburgh Council area.
Alison Johnstone, Scottish Green MSP for Lothian, has secured a pledge from Finance Secretary John Swinney that Scotland’s largest public pension investments will be made more transparent so that local…
Green councillors have warmly welcomed proposals to extend 20mph zones to many more Edinburgh streets but say it should go further over time.
Alison Johnstone, Green MSP for Lothian, has today (9 Dec) written to Energy Minister Fergus Ewing calling for urgent answers to growing concerns about the future of the wave energy…
Private tenants in the capital need the assurance of a “living rent”, according to Green councillors.
Alison Johnstone, Green MSP for Lothian and a member of Holyrood’s economy and energy committee, is urging communities around the Forth to oppose plans for underground coal gasification. Drilling firm…
Alison Johnstone, Green MSP for Lothian and a member of Holyrood’s economy and energy committee, is promising to keep up the fight against fracking following a public meeting in Musselburgh.
Alison Johnstone, Green MSP for Lothian and a member of Holyrood’s economy and energy committee, is expressing disappointment at Scottish ministers for failing to take a tougher approach to nuclear…
Alison Johnstone, Green MSP for Lothian, today (1 Oct) welcomed comments by Climate Change minister Paul Wheelhouse that he would take up her suggestion of encouraging public sector pension funds…
Alison Johnstone, Green MSP for Lothian, is calling for the Smith Commission on devolution to engage as many people as possible.
Green Yes, the Scottish Green Party’s campaign for a Yes vote in the independence referendum, is accepting the No vote and urging those who voted Yes for radical change to…
Greens have been out and about across Edinburgh campaigning for a Yes vote in the referendum on independence.
Local Greens have signalled dismay over the decision by planning committee to grant permission for new high-cost housing at Craighouse. While Green planning committee member, Nigel Bagshaw, voted against permission, the…
The Green MSPs have confirmed long-standing plans to bring changes to land reform legislation to give football fans the right to buy their clubs.
Green councillor Chas Booth, put forward a motion to Council today arguing that the City Council should fly the Palestinian flag as a gesture of solidarity with the ordinary people…
Common good continues with its cinderella status, argues Gavin Corbett
Green councillors have slammed the Edinburgh Local Development Plan passed by a special meeting of Planning Committee today (19 June).
Alison Johnstone, Green MSP for Lothian and food spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, is urging the Scottish Government to fund a campaign to tackle the unhealthy food pupils eat outside…
The Local Development Plan for Edinburgh was supposed to be debated by Planning Committee this week but has been delayed until June. Nigel Bagshaw explains.
A poll released by Green MSPs shows overwhelming public support for their ‘right to buy’ proposals for fan ownership of football clubs.
“More than 200 people die in the Capital each year as killer bug rampages through homes”.
After a tragedy such as the death of Keane Wallis-Bennett, the immediate and only thoughts are with the family and friends of Keane.
Alison Johnstone MSP, the Co-Convenor of Holyrood’s Cross Party Group on Cycling, has welcomed the allocation by Sustrans Scotland of funding for new and upgraded cycle routes across Scotland.
Overall high levels of reported satisfaction with the city council mask significant falls in how the council is performing and is perceived.
Edinburgh City Council has backed Green proposals over tackling empty homes and fuel poverty.
Renewing the city fabric and investing for the future are the big themes for the Green budget at the City Council tomorrow (Thursday 13 February).
Green councillors have slammed a city council decision to approve a controversial development in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town.
At Transport and Environment Committee today the City Council adopted its Local Transport Strategy for the next five years.
Alison Johnstone comments on the stage 1 debate in parliament on the private Bill on Portobello Park and a replacement high school for Portobello.
Alison Johnstone, Green MSP for Lothian and food spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, today welcomed plans for free school meals for P1-3 children but urged Scottish ministers to ensure the…
Green MSP Alison Johnstone is welcoming today’s publication of the draft Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill but are urging Ministers to look at extending community “right to buy” proposals to…
Green councillors have called for an end to hand-wringing over news that Edinburgh has the worst congestion problems of anywhere in Scotland.
Alison Johnstone, Green MSP for Lothian and co-convener of Holyrood’s cross-party group on cycling, today (30 Oct) joined a mass protest in Edinburgh calling on the Scottish Government to double…
Green councillors have called for more to be done to improve the energy performance of Edinburgh’s schools.
Research by Scottish Green MSP Alison Johnstone has revealed a mounting crisis in Lothian region for the increasingly popular idea of growing your own food.
Alison Johnstone, Scottish Green MSP for Lothian, has today (1 Oct) written to the chair of the Fire Service board asking for a meeting to discuss controversial proposals to close…
Edinburgh Greens have welcomed the formal announcement of a by-election in the city’s Leith Walk ward, the first time in Scotland that a council by-election has had two seats up…
Greens in Edinburgh have announced their candidate, Susan Rae, for the Leith Walk council by-election in September with a promise to continue the work of Green Councillor Maggie Chapman, who…
Maggie Chapman, Green councillor for Leith Walk, has announced her intention to step down as a councillor in order to focus on winning a Green seat in the North East…
It’s time for Edinburgh to show a lead on plastic bag use says Green MSP ALISON JOHNSTONE
The gulf in attainment at schools between better-off and disadvantaged children is not a given, argues MELANIE MAIN
I’m delighted that Edinburgh Council has today unanimously approved my motion to highlight the threat to local services from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Protocol, or TTIP for short.