Green Blog

Bye-Bye Right to Buy

Green councillor Steve Burgess welcomes the end of Right to Buy of council houses. Earlier this month, Right to Buy of public sector homes,…

Tron Kirk and the Old Town

Yesterday (18 August) the Finance Committee of the City of Edinburgh Council discussed short term leasing options for the Tron Kirk.  Green member of…

Roads to ruin

Whatever the make-up of the future council, roads will be a priority, says Nigel Bagshaw. Last week’s report from Audit Scotland simply confirmed what…

Saving Redhall House

Green councillor Gavin Corbett spoke at today’s planning committee hearing which backed fellow Green councillor Nigel Bagshaw in rejecting plans to build 8 mews…

A circular economy

Rediscovering skills in reuse and repair will be good for Edinburgh’s economy, says Gavin Corbett. Almost everyone I speak to bemoans the amount of…

A capital for people

WE must reassess the vision we have for this city and not alienate residents in favour of developers, says Alison Johnstone.  Local activists protesting…

Let’s play outside!

Increased opportunity for outdoor play needs to be a priority in practice, not just in principle, argues Cllr Melanie Main. If there is one…

Homes for the future

Alison Johnstone calls on government, local and national, to stand up for a homes programme which meets housing need, not developer greed. Edinburgh needs…

Action on flytipping

On my way back home the other day, I passed a pile of abandoned furniture. Wardrobes, drawers, sideboards and sofas had all been dumped…

New Meadowbank

Green MSP Alison Johnstone welcomes progress towards a new Meadowbank stadium. Meadowbank stadium has been a second home to me.  From hazy memories of…

Planning democracy

A dose of democracy in the planning system is long overdue, says Alison Johnstone Back in August 2015 the City of Edinburgh’s planning committee…

Taking pride in our carers

Carers need much greater recognition, argues GAVIN CORBETT  IT’S no exaggeration to say that the benchmark of a civilised society is how it cares…