Calendar

Aug
6
Tue
City Centre Team Meeting @ Tollcross Community Centre
Aug 6 @ 19:45 – 20:45

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

Aug
8
Thu
Morningside Greens Social @ The Cameo
Aug 8 @ 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.

South East Edinburgh Greens Meeting @ Nelson Hall
Aug 8 @ 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
Aug 8 @ 19:30 – 21:00

Note the later start time – 7:30pm.

Monthly team meeting of the Leith and Leith Walk sub-branch – your local Green group.

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

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

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.

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.



 

Aug
18
Sun
Leith & Leith Walk – summer social @ Pilrig Park
Aug 18 @ 12:00

There’s no regular meeting of the Leith & Leith Walk Greens sub-branch in August: instead, come to our summer social!


We’re in Pilrig Park – look out for the Green flag near the Balfour St. entrance from midday! Come for a picnic, music, games, chat. There’ll be yoga, acoustic music, poetry jukebox, kids’ story reading, a children’s nature trail. 

Drop by, stay, wander.

  • Bring food to share for a tasty potluck picnic (and a plate, fork etc)
  • BYOB drinks
  • Got an instrument? Let’s make music!
  • Bring a frisbee, football, juggling balls… or just yourself.

All Green members, supporters, friends, family and dogs welcome! 

Email us with questions or suggestions  – leith.leithwalk@scottishgreens.org.uk. Check our Twitter @GreensPersevere for more.



We’ll be back in our regular Leith & Leith Walk team meeting slot after the summer – Thursday 12th September is next.


 

Aug
19
Mon
Inverleith and Forth Greens Meeting @ TBC
Aug 19 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Sep
3
Tue
City Centre Team Meeting @ Tollcross Community Centre
Sep 3 @ 19:45 – 20:45

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

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
Morningside Greens Social @ The Cameo
Sep 12 @ 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.

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.

Leith & Leith Walk team meeting @ Leith Community Centre
Sep 12 @ 19:30 – 21:00

Note the later start time – 7:30pm.

Monthly team meeting of the Leith and Leith Walk sub-branch – your local Green group.

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

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

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.

Sep
16
Mon
Inverleith and Forth Greens Meeting @ The Doocot
Sep 16 @ 19:30 – 21:30