The People Behind the Party

The Scottish Green Party has had a distinctive presence in the Scottish Parliament since its creation in 1999 with the election of Robin Harper as the first UK Green Parliamentarian.

The party is currently represented in Holyrood by Alison Johnstone MSP and Patrick Harvie MSP.

We now have more members than ever, and fourteen councillors in Aberdeenshire, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Midlothian and Stirling.

The party is currently co-convened by Patrick Harvie MSP and Cllr Maggie Chapman.

Cllrs and MSPs

The growing group of Green MSPs and councillors


  • Millions invested in community projects nationally through the Climate Challenge Fund
  • UK’s first Green legislation, tackling hate crimes
  • Secured Parliament’s support for youth enterprise
  • Helped secure end to tuition fees in Scotland
  • Won first UK vote against Trident
  • Strengthened climate change legislation
  • Switched funding from air routes to bus services
  • Won vote against SNP plans for new coal power
  • Secured millions for insulation and marine renewables


Having covered environmental issues as a journalist for many years, I have become increasingly alarmed about the problem of climate change and its negative impacts, so I decided to join the Scottish Green Party as the party that I have seen taking this issue most seriously.

SGP News is our regular email update on what the Scottish Green Party are doing.

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