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Back to drawing board on City Region expansion plans, say Greens

A key document designed to oversee growth of the Edinburgh city region needs to be sent back to the drawing board, Green councillors have argued. 


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Bright future for community renewables in Edinburgh

Chas Booth heralds the launch of Edinburgh Community Solar Co-operative.


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Public services or private profit?

Green Finance spokesperson Gavin Corbett laments the revival of proposals to privatise management of council facilities.


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Fracking: Johnstone warns of pandering to private interest

Alison Johnstone has today commented on a new report commissioned by Cluff Natural Resources PLC, which outlines potential  economic benefits of underground coal gasification.


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IndyRef: one year on

On this day one year ago, people in Scotland woke to find out the result of the independence referendum. Thousands of them chose to channel the energy of the debate, and their the political engagement they felt after the result, into the Scottish Green Party.


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Green MSP challenges Edinburgh budget cuts as “public service vandalism”

Green MSP Alison Johnstone has challenged budget plans in Edinburgh which could see £141 million worth of cuts and the loss of 2,000 jobs over the next 4 years.


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More Green MSPs predicted; and trusted to hold SNP to account

Scottish Greens are welcoming the latest Holyrood polls suggesting the party is on course to secure a much bigger group of MSPs in the 2016 election and that the public trusts the party to hold the Scottish Government to account.


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Greens reflect on by-election near-miss in Edinburgh’s Leith Walk ward

The Greens said they were disappointed but not surprised in narrowly losing out in Edinburgh’s double-header by-election in Leith Walk, having secured 1381 (22%) first preference votes, an increase on 2012. Green candidate Susan Rae said: “Of course, I am disappointed to have fallen just short but I am hugely grateful to everyone who backed […]


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Changing the way housing is “done”

Edinburgh needs to change the way housing is “done” argues STEVE BURGESS