Lothian Young Greens

Lothian Young Greens (LYG) are the youth wing of the Scottish Green Party in Edinburgh and Lothians. We are represented on the Edinburgh Green Party committee, but remain a self-organising group with our own meetings, elected officials, and campaigns.

Young people at demo holding Edinburgh Young Greens banner
COP26 Global Day of Action for Climate Justice, November 2021

We want to make Green politics more accessible to young people, facilitate their political development, campaign on issues important to them and provide a space to socialise and discuss Green politics with like-minded people.

The current committee are:

  • Co-Convenors: Adam Harris and Ruth Elliott
  • Secretaries: Elia Duran-Smith and Rosie Thompson
  • Treasurer: Iona Riley
  • Communications Coordinator: Maciej Walczuk
  • Policy Officer: Alexander Kwon
  • Gender and Inclusion Officer: Rosie Smith
Painting a placard - denial is not policy

Who can join?

We welcome anyone living in Edinburgh and Lothians up to the age of 30 as well as university students of any age. You don’t have to be a member of the Scottish Green Party to participate in our events as long as you’d be eligible to join it (i.e. you’re not a member of any other political party other than a Green party).

Group of young people having a meeting in a bar
Campaign meeting with Cllr Claire Miller on buffer zones outside abortion clinics

How can I get involved?

LYG regularly hosts formal and social events. Recent events have included joining the climate march at COP26, a crafitivsm session, discussing rent controls with Living Rent, talks with local elected representatives, pub nights, and campaigning for Green candidates during the 2021 Scottish Parliament election.

Be sure sure to follow us on social media for the latest updates!

Where can I find out more?

LYG maintain a social media presence on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. For regular updates on events, campaigns, and meetings please follow us on:

If you would like to get involved or have any questions you can contact us at lothian.young.greens@scottishgreens.org.uk