Scottish Greens – East Renfrewshire

A Few Thoughts on Climate Change

Here’s Arthur Nelson in the Guardian, writing about on a report that outlines the potential advantages of fighting climate change beyond ensuring that the Earth remains vaguely habitable: Putting China on course for a … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · 1 Comment

Greens Launch Manifesto – An economy for the people, a society for all

The Scottish Greens launched their manifesto for the 2015 General Election today, and while we aren’t standing a candidate in East Renfrewshire at this election, we thought we should share … Continue reading

March 30, 2015 · Leave a comment


Responding to the UK budget speech, the Scottish Green MSPs say the Chancellor’s rosy depiction of the economy is not being felt on the ground, with low wages, insecure employment … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Thoughts on alternative money

Last week, I attended the talk about Alternative currencies by the New Economics Foundation organized by Sean Smith from Common Weal East Renfrewshire. The evening included a very informative and … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

The New South Glasgow Hospitals, an £842 million project, may struggle to fully deliver on its promise for the price of a bus-fare

I attended the open information evening on the New South Glasgow Hospitals, previously the Southern General, on Wednesday night – 11th March, 2015 – in Newton Mearns Baptist Church. This … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · 7 Comments

STV – Invite the Greens!

STV are hosting a live debate in April with the leaders of four of Scotland’s five political parties. Their current plan is to exclude the Greens despite our consistent polling … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tired of hearing from the same old voices? You’re Greener than you think!

While we won’t be standing a candidate in the 2015 General Election, we are currently working hard to make sure that people in East Ren will have the option of … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Voting Green in East Renfrewshire

As we all know, the General Election is upon us. We’ve seen a number of posts online, and had a number of conversations offline, where we’ve been politely asked if … Continue reading

March 10, 2015 · 3 Comments

More on Planning in East Renfrewshire

As mentioned in the Barrhead News article I linked to earlier, our own Fiona Clark wrote a letter to that newspaper expressing her concerns about planning in East Renfrewshire: If … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

People and Planning in East Renfrewshire

Neilston Community Council secretary Jim Sheriff has added his voice to those opposing East Renfrewshire Council’s decision to stop publishing planning representations online, according to a report in the Barrhead News. … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · 2 Comments