We have a vision of a greener, fairer and kinder world 

Our vision for a greener, fairer and kinder world drives our political activism. 

We know that political policy is how we make progress. Political power is how we pass policy, and to get political power, ordinary people like our members—like you—need to organise.

Join us!  We are a local people-powered party.  Together, we have power, and now is the time to step up.

Latest Highlands & Islands Green Party news

Scottish Greens candidate Anne Thomas urges people to “vote like our future depends on it” 

6 June 2024

Anne Thomas, our candidate for the Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross constituency, urged voters to put their future first when they go to the ballot box.

At the launch of her campaign, she said, "While other parties are competing with each other to drop their green pledges and reassure greedy corporations that nothing will really change, only the Scottish Greens are prepared to take the action required to protect our planet and our future." 

Greens support oil and gas workers

4 June 2024

Shetland Greens joined Unite and GMB union members on the picket line at Sullom Voe oil terminal this morning. Riggers, pipefitters and electricians employed by Worley services, an Australian engineering company, are taking industrial action over concerns about pay, working conditions and lack of union recognition.

Rod Read, energy spokesperson for the Shetland Greens, said, “Workers’ demands in safety critical energy infrastructure need to be taken seriously. These workers are voicing their concerns for everybody’s wellbeing.”

Alex Armitage, Green parliamentary candidate for Orkney and Shetland, said "We all need energy; right now that’s largely in oil and gas. For the sake of our future, we need to accelerate the transition to renewable energy. Renewables have a huge future in Shetland; it’s vital that workers and unions are at the centre of this transition."

Andrew Barnett confirmed as Green candidate for Tain and Easter Ross by-election

15 May 2024

Andrew, who works in education, is "a passionate supporter of our stances on independence, equality and social justice".

Green councillors welcome Highland Investment Plan

10 May 2024

Councillors Chris Ballance and Kate Willis welcome Highland Council’s investment plan, which will provide £2 billion for public services over the next 20 years. 

Alex Armitage to stand as Green candidate at general election

10 April 2024

Dr Armitage said he would base his campaign on three “transformational economic policies” – wealth taxation, a universal basic income and a four day week.

Crowdfunder now LIVE:  Elect Arun Sharma in the Inverness South By-election

25 March 2024

As a party without big or corporate donors, we rely on support from people like you to fund our campaign. 

Crowdfunder now LIVE:  Elect Anne Thomas for Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross 

20 March 2024

As a party without big or corporate donors, we rely on support from people like you to fund our campaign. 

Greens Confirm Candidate for Inverness South By-Election

4 March 2024

Highlands and Islands Scottish Green Party have confirmed Arun Sharma as their candidate for the Inverness South Highland Council by-election on Thursday 11th April.

Highland Greens Condemn Promotion of Cheap Wick-Aberdeen Flights

7 July 2023

Highlands and Islands Greens voiced concerns over council/government promotion of cheap flights between Wick and Aberdeen.

Shetland Protestors Bang the Drum for a Green Future

30 June 2023

Protestors against the Rosebank oilfield want Shetland to be at the forefront of the renewable energy transition.

Churches Lose Voting Rights on Highland Council Education Policy

16 May 2023

Unelected religious representatives will be able to put their views to the Education Committee but will no longer be allowed to vote.

Lochaber Greens back call for Caledonian Sleeper to be nationalised

19 January 2023

Green politicians have called for the Caledonian Sleeper to be run in the public interest.

Inverness seagulls need protection, not pest control say Greens

8 January 2023

Green councillor Kate Willis calls for an end to the removal of herring gull eggs and nests in Inverness to help protect the future of the red-listed species

Why hasn't Highland Council stopped using weed killer linked to cancer?

30 December 2022

Green councillor Ryan MacKintosh is frustrated that Highland Council continues to use the weed killer glyphosate.

Inverness moves a step closer to a greener, healthier Academy Street

25 November 2022

Green councillors delighted at plans to open Academy Street up for pedestrians and cyclists, by ridding it of all but essential vehicles.

Artist impression of Academy Street with cyclists, pedestrians and trees

Shetland Councillor meets Iceland’s PM

25 October 2022

Green councillor Alex Armitage, who was elected to represent Shetland South in May’s local elections, met with Jakobsdóttir at the Althing – Iceland’s parliament – in Reykjavík yesterday afternoon (Monday).

Take Action on Academy Street Proposals NOW

8 October 2022

Academy Street in Inverness is one of the most polluted streets in Scotland.  Together we can ask Highland Council to make their plans better for  locals, visitors, and the environment.

Highland Green councillors call for ‘Power in the Glens’ initiative

22 September 2022

Green councillors in the Highlands are calling for a new “Power to the Glens” renewable energy strategy on council-owned land and resources.

Shetland Food Challenge

2 September 2022

Follow Shetland Green Councillor Alex Armitage in his September Challenge to only eat food grown in Shetland 

Orkney Islands #StopEastMoclett campaign 

27 July 2022

Attention Orkney residents who care about protecting their local environment...

There is a new fish farm being proposed off Papa Westray which would leave the island completely surrounded and reverse resident's hard work clearing salmon farm waste off the shoreline.

Ariane Burgess MSP has launched a campaign for Orkney residents to ask their Councillors to #StopEastMoclett here:


Congratulations to the Island of Hoy Development Trust

17 June 2022

Ariane Burgess MSP proposed a parliamentary motion congratulating the Island of Hoy Development Trust on securing a National Lottery Community Fund award for projects that aim to improve health and wellbeing, tackle isolation and enhance socioeconomic opportunities.

Shetland Greens join local fishermen to call for end to gillnetting

7 June 2022

Shetland Green Party members and Councillor Alex Armitage have joined forces with local fishermen to call for an end to the ecologically damaging practice of gillnetting.

Green Success in Local Council Elections

7 May 2022

We're thrilled to say that we had seven Green Councillors elected yesterday; four in Highland, Ryan Mackintosh, Andrew Baldrey, Kate Willis and Chris Ballance, two in Orkney John Ross Scott and Kristopher Leask and Alex Armitage becomes the first Green Councillor ever in Shetland. Well done everyone and commiserations to those who didn't make it this time especially Pippa Hadley and Roddy Mackay who missed being re-elected. We'd have loved to have had everyone elected but we have increased our Councillors as a Branch from four to seven and this time five years ago had our first two. We look forward to you all being able to work in the three Councils for a greener, fairer Highlands and Islands.