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Green Party support for Wanlockhead community buyout

Publication date: 
Thu, 2016-01-28
Bulletin item expiry date: 
2nd Mar 2016
Carluke Gazette
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Sarah Beattie- Smith, Janet Moxley and Andy Wightman

 Sarah Beattie- Smith, our lead candidate for South of Scotland, Janet Moxley and Andy Wightman, Land Reform spokesperson and MSP candidate for Lothian, all braced the snow to support Wannlockhead in their community buyout proposal. The small former mining community is ready to take on Britain's largest private landowner, the Duke of Buccleuch.

Hamilton North and East By-election Results

News date: 
31st Jan 2016

Congratulations to Steven Hannigan coming fourth in the Hamilton North and East By-election held on Thursday 21st January.

Branch meeting January 2016

East Kilbride Arts Centre

 The January branch meeting will be in the East Kilbride Arts Centre (51 Old Coach Rd, East Kilbride, Glasgow G74 4DU)
(Note the change from our normal venue)
The focus this month is Trident - and the expert will be Veronika Tudhope from CND.
All members welcome

Clydesdale Group meeting

Wallace Tea Rooms, Lanark

There will be a meeting for of the Target to Win group on February 3rd  at 7 pm in the Wallace Tea Rooms. 
All members welcome to come along and help with our South of Scotland Holyrood and local council election campaigns

Solar to hydrogen - private entrepreneurship but at what cost to the community?

Shivali Fifield. Photograph of geese on proposed site, courtesy of Pam McLeod.
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21st Jan 2016

On the 21st October 2015, Fordmouth Renewables Limited lodged a planning application with South Lanarkshire Council for the installation of a solar farm and associated hydrogen production and storage facility, south of Dippool Farmhouse Carnwath, consisting of 20,000 solar panels across an area of 20 hectares (50 acres).

Greens condemn cuts to 'Zero Waste' funding

News date: 
19th Jan 2016
Kirsten holding anti incineration poster at the proposed site

 Proposals by the Scottish Government to cut funding for initiatives that promote the recycling and reduction of waste have been criticized as unambitious by Kirsten Robb, Green MSP candidate for Central Scotland.

It never rains but it pours!

Janet Moxley
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13th Jan 2016
Bulletin item expiry date: 
12th Feb 2016


In case you haven’t noticed it’s been pretty wet across the UK this winter. As a kayaker I usually like a bit more rain than most, but when people are being flooded out of their homes and infrastructure seriously damaged it stops being fun!
Unlike in England and Wales in Scotland we have generally been pretty good at not building on flood plains – places that are flooding like Hawick town centre and houses close to Tweed Green in Peebles  are long established, so what’s changed?

No, the EU didn't just ban alcohol minimum pricing...

Dr Craig Dalzell
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7th Jan 2016
Bulletin item expiry date: 
29th Feb 2016

No, the EU didn't just ban alcohol minimum pricing... but even if they did, we can still do something.

Why 'frack or freeze' is a false choice

councillor Mark Ruskell, Scottish Greens and MSP candidate for Mid-Scotland and Fife, responds to a CommonSpace column by Calum miller calling for more debate on fracking. He convincingly argues that energy efficient housing is the only way to address fuel poverty and reduce GHG emissions.

Steven Hannigan, SGP Candidate for the Hamilton North & East By-election

News date: 
23rd Dec 2015
Steven Hannigan, Scottish Green Party Candidate for Hamilton North & East

Steven Hannigan has been selected as our candidate for the Hamilton North & East By-election on Thursday 21st Janaury 2016. Here are a few words of introduction...
Born in Rutherglen, growing up in Cambuslang and now living in Hamilton, I have lived in South Lanarkshire all my life.  I graduated in Audio Technology with Multimedia and work as a freelance audio designer as well as in retail. Working with the public is a major perk of both of my jobs as it allows me to interact with people from all walks of life on a day to day basis.

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