John Finnie

Green MSP for Highlands and Islands


Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Drug Deaths 14 Mar 2019

    7. To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking in response to the reported increasing number of drug deaths. (S5F-03157)
  • Scottish Parliament: Drug Deaths 14 Mar 2019

    The current approach clearly is not working, First Minister. There were 934 drug-related deaths in 2017 and, sadly, everything suggests that the figure for 2018 may be significantly higher. We are facing a public health crisis. Scottish ministers have the power to establish a public inquiry into any matter in which there is a large loss of life and/or serious health and safety issues. This...
  • Scottish Parliament: Longhope Lifeboat Disaster (50th Anniversary) 14 Mar 2019

    I congratulate Liam McArthur on bringing the motion to the chamber and on his very fine speech, which was a fitting tribute to the community for which he is the constituency member. I was 12 years old when the disaster occurred and living in rural Lochaber. Lots of communities had disasters. I recall a multiple fatal accident involving north-east fishermen who were returning home that had a...

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Green MSP for Highlands and Islands

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election

Party was Scottish National Party until 23 Oct 2012; Independent until 23 Mar 2016

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