Archive for September, 2006

GREENS CO-LEADER PRESENTS £5000 TO CHESS SCOTLAND AND TAKES ON PUPILS FOR PARLIAMENT GAME

Photocall: 11am, Friday 29 September, public foyer of Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

Robin Harper MSP, co-leader of the Green Party, will today (Friday 29th September) present an Awards for All grant for £5,000 to a group of junior chess players in the Scottish Parliament. The youngsters will receive the money on behalf of Chess Scotland who will use it to appoint conduct a root and branch review of schools and junior chess development in Scotland. Read the rest of this entry »

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EDINBURGH COMMUTER CHALLENGE MARKS EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK

Photocall: Castle Street (where it meets Princes St), participants due to arrive approx 8.15am

As part of European Mobility Week 2006 events, a Commuter Challenge will take place during the morning rush hour on Friday 22nd September. Read the rest of this entry »

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ABERDEEN INSPIRE OPENING: GREENS’ CO-LEADER – MORE SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES IS VITAL FOR INCLUSION

Better support for charities and social enterprises that help employ people with learning disabilities is vital to promoting inclusion in the workplace and in society as a whole, Greens’ Co-leader Robin Harper MSP will say today. Mr Harper will give a speech at the opening event of Inspire’s new facility on Aberdeen’s Beach Boulevard, the Boulevard Project, a multi-million pound project to help people with learning disabilities find work. (1) Read the rest of this entry »

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ABERDEEN FRESHER’S WELCOME: HARPER ENCOURAGES “DIRTY WEEKENDERS”

Addressing Aberdeen University Fresher’s events today, Rector and Greens’ Co-convener Robin Harper MSP, said, “Aberdeen is a welcoming city and University – you can get all the help you will ever need. You have over a hundred societies to choose from – so get out and about and try new ideas, explore new interests, make new friends.” Read the rest of this entry »

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GREENS’ CO-LEADER TOURS GOLSPIE RECYCLING PROJECT

Mr Harper today visited the GREAN project in Golspie to attend the AGM and celebrate the latest expansion of their services. GREAN (Golspie Recycling and Environmental Action Network) provides a kerbside recycling service for 625 households in Golspie – but that service will now extend to a total of 3000 households in South, East and Central Sutherland. Read the rest of this entry »

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FINGERPRINTING KIDS IN SCOTTISH SCHOOLS REVEALED – campaigners name Edinburgh school

It has been revealed following an alert from concerned parents to Green MSPs, that the practice of fingerprinting schoolchildren as young as 5 years old, in some cases without parental consent, is being introduced to a number of Scottish schools as part of a high tech biometric ID system to access school libraries. (1) Campaigners claim that Portobello High School in Edinburgh is using a biometric related system. (2) Greens have called for the practice to be investigated and have submitted a series of questions to demand answers from the Scottish Executive on the matter. Read the rest of this entry »

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