Join Us

People ask us why we don’t stand candidates in all wards in Midlothian. It’s because it involves a lot of work. Leafletting, canvassing and even being a candidate demand a lot of effort and money. We also need people with specific skills. And it’s not just about knocking on doors or delivering newsletters; many people who agree with what we stand for have knowledge which can help us – e.g. planning, local green initiatives or awareness about cycling issues.

If you think like us, if you want to see more Greens making decisions which affect you, why not join us? A single Green councillor in Midlothian has made a difference. Imagine what we could do if we had more!

If you would like to join our party or make a donation to the work we are doing, you can do so on our main party website –

5 thoughts on “Join Us

  1. Bill Kerr-Smith

    I’ve just joined the Scottish Green Party (after a lifetime of supporting Labour) and searched out this site for the local branch after joining. I was hoping to find some activities I could join, or events that I could support, to widen awareness of Green Party values and to demonstrate our commitment to our communities. But there’s nothing here. Is there anyone I can contact to discuss local volunteer opportunities, or establishing a Green Agenda for Midlothian?

    1. Ian Baxter Post author

      Hi Bill, and welcome to Midlothian Greens! I will reply more fully off-line but the branch is heavily involved in the campaign to stop the Bonnyrigg Leisure Centre from bring demolished as well as the campaign to stop opencast mining in Midlothian.Individual members are also active within Midlothian communities such as Rosewell Development Trust and community councils. We are, however, keen to attract more active members to the party to develop our ideas and work towards having more Green councillors elected so we can be more effective.

      Kind regards,


  2. Sandi Hunter

    Hi there

    I would like to become an active member. My background is in marketing, but I also have a degree in psychology, a diploma in permaculture and one in animal welfare. My partner and I have lived off grid for the last year.

    Could you let me know how I can get involved?

    Kind regards,


    1. admin Post author

      Hi Sandi,

      Thanks for contacting us. You can join the Scottish Greens on the national party web site –

      As well as the web site we have a Facebook page –

      Once you join us, we’ll get in touch to let you know about meetings (we have one this Thursday evening at 7.30 pm in the Navaar House Hotel, Penicuk, which you would be welcome to attend).

      All the best,

      Ian Baxter

  3. Joe Griffin

    I was considering joining the Green Party after many years supporting the Labour party. However I have reconsidered the position due to the fact that the Green party appear to be doing nothing about the various housing developments in my village, Roslin. Cala homes have built on a green field site and other green field sites will also be built on by other developers, I have no objection to brown field sites being used, one of which is where the Roslin Institute was previously located. The historic village is being spoilt and I cannot see how the amenities can cope, What a waste of the countryside where wild life currently roam.
    Why are the Green Party supporting the SNP who are ignoring the views of local people and destroying the environment ?


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