In 2011 McColl was voted the UK's top Green blogger for his contributions to Bright Green.
The blog has been listed in the top 100 political blogs by Total Politics.
Bright Green contributors are active in Scottish and UK politics beyond the website, hosting discussions and workshops at events and conferences such as the 2012 Radical Independence Campaign national conference.
- Crampton, Caroline (10 September 2011). "Top 20 green bloggers 2011". Total Politics. Retrieved 20 Sep 2011.
- "Top 100 UK Politics Blogs". Total Politics. 21 September 2011. Retrieved 9 Jun 2015.
- Unknown (31 October 2012). "'Radical Independence Campaign' conference, Glasgow (programme)". Archived from the original on 2 November 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
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