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A nation of animal lovers?

Public policy on animal welfare still has some catching up to do, argues Green MSP, Alison Johnstone.


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Tackling high rents in Edinburgh

Leith Walk’s Green councillor, Susan Rae, made her first speech in the council today, arguing that the council should be at the head of the line to use forthcoming powers to declare a Rent Pressure Zone which would limit rent rises.  This is what she said.   


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Green councillor shock as “Grenfell” cladding discovered at Fountainbridge flats

The same cladding as used on Grenfell Tower in London has been found on newly-built student flats at Bainfield in the Fountainbridge area of Edinburgh.


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Green councillors report to AGM 2017

The Green Group of councillors has produced its report to the Branch AGM 2017


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A deposit return scheme for Edinburgh

Tackling Edinburgh’s litter problem should start with a deposit return scheme for cans and bottles, says Steve Burgess.


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After the silence: safer cycling

Green councillors and MSPs have called for clear and concrete action to make Edinburgh and other cities safer for cycling.


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Safe cycling in the city centre

Green transport spokesperson Chas Booth says a step change is needed in in both cycling infrastructure – and in attitudes – in order to avoid future tragedies.


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Safe cycling: Johnstone raises Edinburgh fatality with First Minister

Alison Johnstone, Scottish Green MSP for Lothian, today (1 June) used First Minister’s Questions to raise concerns about safe cycling infrastructure following yesterday’s fatal accident in Edinburgh in which a twenty-four year old woman came off her bike on tram tracks and was hit by a minibus.


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Cycling tragedy must prompt action

City Centre Green councillor Claire Miller reflects on this week’s tragic death of a cyclist in Edinburgh.