Highlands and Islands Greens are standing a number of candidates in the forthcoming elections: Mandy Haggith in the North, West and Central Sutherland ward, Myra Carus in Black Isle, Anne Thomas in Inverness Millburn and Donnie Macleod in Culloden and Ardersier. Fabio Villani and James MacKessack-Leitch are also standing in Moray, while Ed Tyler will be contesting Kintyre And The Islands in Argyll & Bute.
Mandy Haggith has lived in Assynt since 1999. Her forest-related work has ranged from research for the Centre for International Forestry Research, collaborating with scientists around the world, to helping community organisations (including Culag Community Woodland Trust and Assynt Foundation) to create visions and management plans for their land. Mandy plays an active role in her local community, and has worked and volunteered for many local organisations, particularly community landowners. She was a founding director of Top Left Corner, a community arts organisation, and has served on the boards of other local social enterprises.
Donnie Macleod is a well known organic farmer and organic food distributor through his business Macleod Organics at Ardersier. He has been campaigning on social and environmental issues for many years through Greenpeace and the Soil Association. Donnie believes that vested interests have so corrupted the current political system that it is now imperative that all direct activists have to become involved in the political system itself in order to create the changes needed to ensure a viable future for all.
You can read more about all of the candidates on the Highlands and Islands Greens website. Highlands and Islands Greens are also available on Facebook and Twitter, and you can email them email@example.com