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Budget choices

Edinburgh still faces stark budget choices for its future says Gavin Corbett. In normal times, the city council would have set its budget for…

Flexibility and value

Alison Johnstone reflects on International Women’s Day. On International Women’s Day I reflected that so much of the work done by women is often…

Citizens of the world

Green MSP Alison Johnstone welcomes action on the climate crisis from a football institution. People often ask me what the one thing they should…

Health strains

Getting social care right is vital for improved hospital experiences, argues Alison Johnstone. It was revealed earlier this month that the percentage of people…

Stop the Sheriffhall Dinosaur

The proposal to spend £120m on a single roundabout at Sheriffhall beggars belief, says Alison Johnstone. Given how ineffective spaghetti junctions have been, you’d…

Feeling the heat

The Australian bushfires cast a critical light on fossil fuel obsessions in the UK, says Alison Johnstone. The bushfires in Australia have been a…

Tactical voting

The 2019 general election should put to bed fruitless arguments about “vote-splitting” says Gavin Corbett. Of the many dispiriting things about the UK election…

A gift of hope

Christmas is time for hope, says Alison Johnstone. Amid all the glittering lights and parties, the festive period can be pretty stressful. This year,…

A troubled Christmas market

Green MSP Alison Johnstone on a troubled Christmas Market. Many readers will have seen photos circulating on social media of scaffolding balancing precariously on…

Saving Gorgie City Farm

Alison Johnstone argues for a secure future for Gorgie City Farm. I’ve spent my life in Edinburgh, and while I’m older than Gorgie City…

Dental health for all

Alison Johnstone calls for more action to improve dental health in the most disadvantaged areas. The National Dental Inspection Programme report published last week…

Plastic seas

Edinburgh can lead the way in reversing the rising tide in plastic says Alison Johnstone. This September, I once again took part in the…