The Scottish Greens are calling on the Scottish Government to provide free bus travel for all young people.

In a letter to Finance Secretary Derek Mackay, Patrick Harvey, the Greens’ co-leader, also suggested trialling a reduced working week in parts of the public sector.

Mr Harvie was outlining the kind of measures he wants in return for his party backing the minority SNP administration’s tax-and-spending plans.

He said ministers must produce a budget that will help tackle the climate emergency.

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He added: “Our proposals for the next budget would see transformative investment in tackling fuel poverty, public transport and new green industries that will help tackle the climate crisis and create jobs across Scotland.”

Cash could come from scrapping planned spending on roads.