Calendar

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.

Dec
16
Mon
Inverleith and Forth Greens Meeting @ Stockbridge Tap
Dec 16 @ 19:30 – 21:30

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

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible.


 

Dec
19
Thu
Leith & Leith Walk winter drinks @ Abode bar
Dec 19 @ 19:00 – 23:00

Now we’re nearing the end of a fairly fraught 2019, let’s get together with Green friends for some general warming.

Come along on Thursday 19thAbode bar on Leith Walk from 7pm. Everyone is very welcome!

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Jan
9
Thu
Branch Committee Meeting @ Inclusion Scotland
Jan 9 @ 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).

Morningside Greens Social @ The Cameo
Jan 9 @ 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
Jan 9 @ 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
Jan 9 @ 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.

Jan
14
Tue
City Centre Team Meeting (updated) @ The Crannie
Jan 14 @ 19:45 – 20:45

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

Jan
20
Mon
Inverleith and Forth Greens Meeting @ Stockbridge Tap
Jan 20 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Jan
23
Thu
Branch meeting – Green Activism and You @ Augustine United church
Jan 23 @ 19:30 – 21:30

Green Activism and You

Intended particularly for new and new-ish members, but all are invited.

Discover how the party works and how to get involved; meet some of our elected representatives and chat with members from your local Green team.

This is also an exciting opportunity to meet reps from some of the special interest and activist groups within the party. Learn more about aims, activities and participation opportunities. Some of the groups represented at this meeting are: 

  • Green CND
  • Young Greens
  • Disabled Greens
  • Womens Network
  • International Committee
  • Elections and Campaigns Committee (ECC)

As usual at Edinburgh branch meetings, our councillors and MSPs will be present to report on their recent activity and current work areas.

Doors open 7pm. 


 

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.

 

Jan
31
Fri
GreenYes event with Ska Keller @ Out of the Blue Drill Hall
Jan 31 @ 18:00 – 21:00

On 31 January, Scotland will be taken out of the European Union against its will. On this day we will come together to mark the occasion and launch the GreenYes campaign to re-join the European Union as an independent nation. 

Social event from 6pm, speakers from 7pm.

We are delighted to welcome speakers Ska Keller – leader of the European Greens, German MEP; and Scottish Greens co-leaders Lorna Slater and Patrick Harvie.

More details coming soon.


 

Feb
1
Sat
Branch committee away day
Feb 1 @ 10:00 – 16:30

Join our committee away day!

On Saturday 1 February, the Edinburgh branch committee will be having a super fun ‘away day’ to discuss and develop our vision, direction and priorities for the next 18 months.

There are a few additional spaces available for non-committee branch members and we’d love if you’d like to come join us and add your ideas into the mix! It’ll take place from 10am to 4.30pm on Saturday 1 February in Bruntsfield – if you’d like to join or want to know more, please email Kate Nevens – convenors.edin@scottishgreens.org.uk

Feb
4
Tue
City Centre Team Meeting @ Tollcross Community Centre
Feb 4 @ 19:45 – 20:45

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