Green Blog

Homes for all

Everyone deserves a decent home says Mary Campbell. In the Portobello and Craigmillar ward, housing is a big issue. Throughout our area people are…

On the buses

Alison Johnstone says it is time to rethink transport priorities.  ‘For a while I had to stop going to events, to educational stuff to…

A welcoming capital

It is a good time of year to reflect on help needed by families cut adrift from their homeland, argues Melanie Main. Recently a small…

Citizen of the year

One of the privileges of being a councillor is getting to meet so many fantastic people who, at a community level, do fantastic work…

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,…

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…