Calendar

Aug
13
Tue
Standing for Holyrood 2021 – Q&A all members @ The Welcoming
Aug 13 @ 19:30 – 20:30

With the next Scottish Parliament election due in May 2021, it’s time to select our Green candidates for Holyrood 2021.

The selection process for all eight regions in Scotland will be conducted nationally, and nominations for candidates will open later in August.

Thinking of standing to be one of the Green candidates for Lothian region? We would urge all members to consider standing, but particularly women, LGBTQIA+ members, young, disabled and BME Greens, who continue to be underrepresented in political life.

This information session: This Q&A session looks at the reasons for standing and why diverse voices are needed in parliament. Put your questions to sitting Lothian Green MSPs Alison Johnstone and Andy Wightman; to John Hardy (Convenor, Rainbow Greens); and to reps from the Scottish Young Greens and Disabled Greens groups.

Note: there is a second Q&A session tomorrow, Wednesday 14 August, open to women and non-binary members, facilitated by the Scottish Greens Women’s Network.

Questions about the event? Contact Kate and Ben, branch co-convenors –
convenors.edin@scottishgreens.org.uk.

 

Aug
14
Wed
Standing for Holyrood 2021 – Q&A women and non-binary members @ The Welcoming
Aug 14 @ 19:30 – 20:30

With the next Scottish Parliament election due in May 2021, it’s time to select our Green candidates for Holyrood 2021.

The selection process for all eight regions in Scotland will be conducted nationally, and nominations for candidates will open later in August.

Thinking of standing to be one of the Green candidates for Lothian region? We would urge all members to consider standing, but particularly women, LGBTQIA+ members, young, disabled and BME Greens, who continue to be underrepresented in political life.

This session is open to women and non-binary members only. Facilitated by the Scottish Greens Women’s Network, this Q&A looks at the reasons for standing and why diverse voices are needed in parliament, and is open for your questions. Alison Johnstone MSP will join us to give a personal perspective.

Note: The Q&A session on Tuesday 13 August is open to all members.

Questions about the event? Contact Kate and Ben, branch co-convenors –
convenors.edin@scottishgreens.org.uk.



 

Sep
5
Thu
Branch Committee Meeting
Sep 5 @ 19:00 – 21:00

This is the monthly meeting of the Edinburgh Greens branch committee.

Non-committee members are welcome to attend as observers. If you are interested in sitting in, please email comms.edin@scottishgreens.org.uk for time and venue confirmation (this can vary).

Sep
7
Sat
Conference motions: preparing for conference 2019 @ Augustine United church (Mull room)
Sep 7 @ 13:00 – 15:00

Open to party members only. Doors open 1pm.
Meeting room: the Mull room, on the lower level with disabled access via a lift.

This session will go through the motions being brought to the 2019 Party AGM & autumn conference (Sat 12 & Sun 13 October, Inverness).

We will build familiarity with the motions themselves as well as look at the conference motion process.

There will be an opportunity to explore whether the motions raised could be open to amendments, and how to go about making and submitting those amendments.

This meeting will be of interest to all going to conference, whether veteran attendees or first time conference goers.

Sep
12
Thu
South East Edinburgh Greens Meeting @ Nelson Hall
Sep 12 @ 19:00 – 20:45

The monthly meeting of the South East Edinburgh sub-branch. Upstairs in Nelson Hall. Followed by a trip to a local pub.

Sep
20
Fri
Global Strike for Climate @ The Meadows
Sep 20 @ 11:00 – 17:00

Scottish Youth Climate Strike are calling for everyone to join in solidarity with the school strikers to show the government that we care about our planet and to demand that appropriate action is taken against the climate crisis. Although the Government has declared a climate emergency, as yet no decisive action has been taken against climate change.

There will be a march from The Meadows at 11am arriving at Holyrood Park for 1pm for live music, speeches and festivities.

Sep
26
Thu
Branch meeting – Hustings for Holyrood 2021 candidates @ Augustine United church
Sep 26 @ 19:30 – 21:30

Holyrood 2021: Green candidate hustings – Lothian region

The Scottish Greens selection process for MSP candidates for Holyrood 2021 is underway: nominations have have closed, and online voting opens soon.

As an Edinburgh member, you will be asked to vote to select our Lothian region Green candidates for the elections to Holyrood in 2021. These hustings give you the chance to meet and question the candidates before voting.

The Holyrood selection process schedule:
Nominations for candidates closes on 9 September
Candidate names and statements will be made available on 10 September
Voting opens online 23 September – 7 October
Elected candidates announced at autumn conference12 / 13 October.

This event is for members only. Doors open 7pm.
Can’t make it in person?
Connect via Skype – email comms.edin@sscottishgreens.org.uk for link.


 


 

Oct
3
Thu
Branch Committee Meeting
Oct 3 @ 19:00 – 21:00

This is the monthly meeting of the Edinburgh Greens branch committee.

Non-committee members are welcome to attend as observers. If you are interested in sitting in, please email comms.edin@scottishgreens.org.uk for time and venue confirmation (this can vary).

Oct
10
Thu
South East Edinburgh Greens Meeting @ Nelson Hall
Oct 10 @ 19:00 – 20:45

The monthly meeting of the South East Edinburgh sub-branch. Upstairs in Nelson Hall. Followed by a trip to a local pub.

Oct
28
Mon
Green Drinks @ The Southsider
Oct 28 @ 18:30 – 21:30

A chance to catch up and meet new members, if you are interested in Green politics but haven’t got involved yet, come along.

Nov
7
Thu
Branch Committee Meeting
Nov 7 @ 19:00 – 21:00

This is the monthly meeting of the Edinburgh Greens branch committee.

Non-committee members are welcome to attend as observers. If you are interested in sitting in, please email comms.edin@scottishgreens.org.uk for time and venue confirmation (this can vary).

Nov
14
Thu
Morningside Greens & South East Edinburgh Greens Meeting @ Nelson Hall
Nov 14 @ 19:00 – 20:45

South East Edinburgh sub-branch and Morningside Greens are coming together this month for a joint meeting to discuss.

Upstairs in Nelson Hall. Followed by a trip to a local pub.

Dec
5
Thu
Branch Committee Meeting
Dec 5 @ 19:00 – 21:00

This is the monthly meeting of the Edinburgh Greens branch committee.

Non-committee members are welcome to attend as observers. If you are interested in sitting in, please email comms.edin@scottishgreens.org.uk for time and venue confirmation (this can vary).

Dec
8
Sun
Polling day prep: A-board Prep Party @ Community Ability Network 'CAN' shop
Dec 8 @ 10:00 – 12:30

It’s all hands on deck to prep the A-boards for 12 December!
We need a dozen or more helpers to strip and re-poster ca.150 A-boards which will go outside polling stations all over Edinburgh on 12 December. A-boards are an important visual reinforcement on polling day. Our A-board posters for this election are exceptionally Green and lovely, and we need your help to get them ready.

We’ll make it a fun social activity. Quality chat with other Greens while we prep the boards; tea, coffee & biscuits provided. If you can come, please drop us a line: volunteers.edin@scottishfgreens.org.uk or just turn up.

When: Sunday 8th December – 9.30 for 10am start.
Where: at former Community Ability Network ‘CAN’ shop, 94 Niddrie Mains Road, EH16 4DT.

Dec
12
Thu
Polling day – general election 2019 @ Everywhere
Dec 12 all-day

Polling day for general elections 2019: can you help on the day?

There’s a lot to do on polling day. Could you help deliver and set up ‘Vote Green’ A-boards outside polling stations in your area early on Thursday morning?

Or can you spend an hour or 2 as a ‘Polling Place Green‘ outside a polling place, welcoming and directing voters?

Please email us  – we’d like to hear from you! volunteers.edin@scottishgreens.org.uk.

For more, click here.