On Wednesday 26th June we will be hosting the first in a series of GreenLight events, with invited guests discussing the big issues of the day.
The first event will be about transport, hosted by Scottish Greens MSP Alison Johnstone with transport commentator Christian Wolmar and consultant David Spaven.
Christian Wolmar is an award winning writer and broadcaster specialising in transport and is the author of a series of books on railway history. In the autumn of 2012, he announced he is seeking the Labour candidacy for the 2016 London mayoral election. Christian is acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading commentators on transport matters. He broadcasts frequently on radio and TV and is a regular pundit on the national news bulletins of terrestrial channels and Sky.
David Spaven was a Scottish Green Party Speaker before the separation of the English/Welsh and Scottish parties in 1991. He worked as a British Rail manager for 18 years until 1995. While in Glasgow, he campaigned against the M74 Northern Extension. He was the first Chair of TRANSform Scotland from 1997 to 2006 and was involved with Get Edinburgh Moving. He is no longer active in electoral politics but is a campaigner as well as a transport consultant used by Scottish and UK transport agencies.
The event will be taking place in Summerhall’s Dissecting Room, 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL (at the east end of The Meadows) on Wednesday 26th June. Doors open 7pm for a 7.30pm start, and there is a bar and free snacks available in an adjoining room. The event will be free, but we would appreciate a small donation on the night to cover costs. There’s no need to book, just turn up!