THE Scottish Greens’ autumn conference this weekend will be told the party can return two list MSPs in every region of Scotland at the 2021 Holyrood election.

The party will unveil its candidates at the conference in Inverness today and tomorrow. Fulfilling the aim to be outlined by co-leaders Patrick Harvie and Lorna Slater would give the Greens 16 seats, up from their current total of six.

Slater will tell delegates: “Only the Greens understand the climate emergency, know what needs to be done, and are determined enough to deliver transformative change.

“Every one of the 16 candidates we announce today can be elected in 2021. And just imagine the hope this could give us – the power to take the action needed to save the planet and build a new Scotland.

“Our time is now. In 2021, we can win. We can lead the way with a vision for a Green and independent Scotland.”