SCOTTISH Greens say they will take “bolder action” on fracking, the decline in the oil and gas industry, social care and the housing crisis when they launch their manifesto this morning.

A spokesman for the party said: “Our manifesto will underline the strong track record we have in parliament and in communities across the country. Our belief is that Scotland can be better, with lasting jobs, opportunities for young people, and good homes for all.”

Yesterday the party launched their LGBTI+ manifesto with a commitment to the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign to give teachers adequate equality training.

In that manifesto, the party said all schools should provide specific training for teachers: “so they are better educated regarding LGBT+ issues, and can tackle bullying and harassment” .

A spokesman for TIE welcomed the party’s commitment: “It is fantastic to gather more political support for our campaign. We are pleased that the Scottish Greens have adopted our aims and committed to a strategy for tackling LGBT-phobia.”

The campaign says that all party leaders, with the exception of Ukip’s David Coburn, have now agreed with their calls for a commitment to improving accessibility to LGBT+ specific teacher training.

Launching the manifesto, co-convenor Patrick Harvie talked of how campaigning on gay issues had politicised him: “I’ve always been proud that the Greens have been ahead of the curve on equality.”