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
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.
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.
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.
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.