Calendar

Sep
18
Wed
Emergency Branch Meeting: snap general election @ Augustine United church
Sep 18 @ 19:30 – 21:30

Discussion and planning for action in the event of a UK general election being called.

Open to members only. Doors open 7pm.
Can’t attend in person? Join us via Skype – email comms.edin@scottishgreens.org.uk for link.

A snap general election is looking increasingly likely to take place in the autumn. The Branch Committee has created a ‘Westminster Ready’ plan and we would like to bring our proposal to the full branch for discussion, debate and voting. Though we cannot be sure when an election will happen, it’s important that we are as prepared.

Nominations for prospective candidates are currently open. There is a shortened seven-day nomination period: nominations will close on Monday 16th September at 11.59pm. See email circulated to branch members on 9 September for full details of selection process and proposed constituencies.

The meeting will run in three parts:

  1. Discussing branch strategy for the election
  2. Hustings for candidates
  3. Voting for candidates

 


 

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
Morningside Greens Social @ The Cameo
Oct 10 @ 19:00 – 21:30

Held 2nd Thursday of each month. A chance to meet and catch up with fellow Greens!
Cameo bar – look out for the Scottish Greens logo.

Accessibility: Disabled access to the cafe bar via Lochrin Pl entrance. Note – toilets on a different level.

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.

Leith & Leith Walk team meeting @ Leith Community Centre
Oct 10 @ 19:30 – 21:00

Monthly team meeting of the Leith and Leith Walk sub-branch.

We meet in the Persevere room of the Leith Community Centre. Access from Newkirkgate precinct via outside stairs, or via lift.

All members welcome. If you haven’t been to a meeting before and would like to touch base first, email our membership secretary Kevin Whitelaw: leith.leithwalk@scottishgreens.org.uk – say hello and ask any questions.

Accessibility: The meeting venue can be accessed via a lift from the Newkirkgate precinct (note, there is a longish walkway from the level 1 lift exit to the community centre door); alternatively, via the car park ramp to the rear of the building. If you have any communications support needs or other accessibility queries, please contact leith.leithwalk@scottishgreens.org.uk.

If you live in the area, would like to be involved but can’t come to meetings, check our Twitter @GreensPersevere, or email us to discuss helping out in other ways.

Oct
12
Sat
SGP Autumn Conference & AGM 2019 @ Eden Court, Inverness
Oct 12 @ 09:00 – Oct 13 @ 16:30
Oct
21
Mon
Inverleith and Forth Greens Meeting @ Stockbridge Tap
Oct 21 @ 19:30 – 21:30

Get together with other Greens from the Inverleith and Forth local teams.

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible.


 

Oct
24
Thu
Branch meeting: meet the new Co-leaders and Youth Climate Strikers @ Augustine United church
Oct 24 @ 19:30 – 21:30

Meet the Scottish Green Party Co-leaders and  Youth Climate Strikers.

A public meeting, open to all. Children welcome.
Doors open 7pm.

SPEAKERS:
This is a public meeting where we will be joined by new party Co-Leaders, Lorna Slater and Patrick Harvie MSP, as well as representatives from the Youth Climate Strikers. We’ll be hearing from the Co-Leaders about their ideas to bring a Green New Deal to Scotland, from the climate strikers about where next for the Youth Climate movement, and workshopping ideas around themes relating to the climate crisis together. It’s going to be a jam-packed evening!

Accessibility:

  • The main entrance to the building is up four steps with a handrail. Step-free access is available via a door to the right of the building (please ring the bell for attention). A disabled toilet is available at this level.
  • The venue has a hearing loop which can be used during the meeting (please request at the registration desk).
  • If you require any communication support which would make the event more accessible for you, please contact us in advance: comms.edin@scottishgreens.org.uk.


 

Nov
2
Sat
Leith & Leith Walk Greens at the Eco Fair @ Out of the Blue - Drill Hall
Nov 2 @ 10:00 – 16:00

Leith & Leith Walk Greens sub-branch will have a stall at this year’s Eco Fair!

See the Eco Fair website for info on the a wide variety of local green groups, businesses and campaigns. Planet-friendly gifts, workshops, crafting, live music, a kids area, and food will all be part of this fun, family-friendly event.

Nov
5
Tue
City Centre Team Meeting (updated) @ The Cameo Bar
Nov 5 @ 19:45 – 21:45

All are welcome to attend to discuss Edinburgh’s City Centre.

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
9
Sat
Green Party into Action @ Eric Liddell Centre
Nov 9 @ 13:30 – 16:30

Workshop for Edinburgh activists, teams and rep groups

  • Getting Green politics out on the streets
  • How you can get involved in building the Green movement
  • Workshop to share experiences, expertise and resources
  • Develop your skills in fundraising and planning. 

Practical ideas about how you and your local team can organise events and raise funds to build the Green Party, including planning for canvassing, social events and meetings.

Come along and meet other Green activists. Take positive action in politics and support other people. 

This is a free event but booking is required: register on eventbrite here.

Accessibility: Ramp access to the building. Lift access to the third floor room. There is an Induction Loop in the room.

Questions? Contact the events team: events.edin@scottishgreens.org.uk



 

Nov
14
Thu
Morningside Greens Social @ The Cameo
Nov 14 @ 19:00 – 21:30

Held 2nd Thursday of each month. A chance to meet and catch up with fellow Greens!
Cameo bar – look out for the Scottish Greens logo.

Accessibility: Disabled access to the cafe bar via Lochrin Pl entrance. Note – toilets on a different level.