THE Green candidate in the Clackmannanshire East by-election is looking to make public transport a priority, vowing to fight for a train station in Clackmannan.

Muckhart woman Marion Robertson is set to contest the seat for Clacks Greens when the by-election comes around on March 19.

The public will go to the polls after Councillor Bill Mason announced he would step down at the end of last year due to ill health.

Marion, who had a career in environment and waste strategy at Falkirk Council and now runs a sustainable bed and breakfast in her home village, is making public transport a priority in her election bid.

She is hoping to improve connectivity for residents in the ward and beyond while also helping to tackle the climate emergency.

Marion said: "Living in Muckhart I use public transport as much as I can and it's obvious that Clacks East communities are crying out for improved and affordable bus and rail services.

"This would enable more low carbon mobility, reduce road congestion, air pollution and social isolation.

"Scottish Greens have been working hard to re-open the rail line between Alloa and Kincardine, ahead of the proposed Talgo train manufacturing base in Longannet.

"I will fight to make sure that Clackmannan is not neglected and gets its own rail station."