Parliamentary Talk

Scottish Parliament MSPs  Dave Stewart (Lab, Highlands & Islands) – Chief Whip, Patrick Harvie (Green, Glasgow) – Leader of Scottish Green Party, Peter Peacock (Lab, Highlands & Islands), Sarah Boyack (Lab, Edinburgh Central) – Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lewis MacDonald (Lab, Aberdeen Central) – Shadow Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism, Robin Harper (Green, Lothians), Mary Scanlon (Con, Highlands & Islands) – Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, Dave Thomson (SNP, Highlands & Islands), Rhoda Grant (Lab, Highlands & Islands) – Whip, Jamie Stone (LD, Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross) – Shadow Deputy Minister for Health came to hear all about Eigg’s Big Green Challenge year at the Scottish Parliament on 4th March 2010. There were also some researchers from other MSPs (including Rob Gibson MSP and Fergus Ewing MSP) and some Scottish Government officials, including Gavin Barrie from the 2020 Climate Change Delivery Group. John Hutchison and Lucy Conway did a short talk about the Big Green Challenge, showing pictures and giving information on all the various projects we did over the 12 month period.  The MSPs were very impressed, particularly by the huge amount of work and commitment that everyone in the community had shown to the project and the large savings on CO2 we achieved.  They were also impressed with Eigg Electric and thought that how islanders live with a 5kW limit was very innovative and was something that might be looked at elsewhere in Scotland.

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