Upcoming Edinburgh Greens Events

The Edinburgh Branch meets on the fourth Thursday of most months from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.  However, members of the committee will be available at the venue from 7pm for any member wanting to have a chat or ask questions.

Where possible, remote access will be available. Some branch meetings are open to non-members – see details for individual events or email us edinburgh@scottishgreens.org.uk to confirm. Children are welcome.

The Edinburgh Branch Committee meets on the first Thursday of each month. Any member is free to attend by contacting comms.edin@scottishgreens.org.uk.

If you’d like to contact us about anything on our events calendar, or have a suggestion for an event to add, please contact us comms.edin@scottishgreens.org.uk.

Oct
11
Thu
Leith & Leith Walk Greens Meeting @ Leith Community Centre
Oct 11 @ 19:00 – 20:30

The Leith & Leith Walk sub-branch monthly team meeting is at 7pm on the 2nd Thursday every month. Our venue – Leith Community Education Centre, Kirkgate.

Green members and supporters, new and old, are all welcome!
If you’d like to contact us before the meeting with any questions or suggestions, or to meet up with the membership secretary Kevin Whitelaw in advance; or you can’t make the meeting but would like a remote access link, email leith@edinburghgreens.org.uk

Directions: go up the stairs in the Kirkgate shopping centre. Turn left when you enter the building and the Persevere room is the first room on your left.

Morningside Greens Social @ The Cameo
Oct 11 @ 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
Oct 11 @ 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
15
Mon
Inverleith and Forth Greens Meeting @ Stockbridge Tap
Oct 15 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Oct
25
Thu
Edinburgh Branch Meeting @ Augustine United Church
Oct 25 @ 19:30 – 21:30

Theme of the meeting: City Centre Transformation; and Edinburgh & Lothians Transportation

Doors open at 19:00, and members of the branch committee will be available to answer any questions.
The meeting starts at 19:30.

City of Edinburgh Council’s major public consultation, Connecting our City, Transforming our Places, invites input towards placemaking projects which are intended to reshape how the city centre will look, feel and function in the future. This meeting will explore some of the central themes behind the City Centre Transformation project.

Cllr Claire Miller, City Centre ward, and guest speaker Daisy Narayanan, Project Lead for the council, will present and lead this section of the meeting.

Cllr Chas Booth will report on Transport, including a trams update, and buses serving Edinburgh and the wider Lothian region.

This is an open meeting, non-member supporters as well as party members are welcome.


 

 

 

Nov
8
Thu
Leith & Leith Walk Greens Meeting @ Leith Community Centre
Nov 8 @ 19:00 – 20:30

The Leith & Leith Walk sub-branch monthly team meeting is at 7pm on the 2nd Thursday every month. Our venue – Leith Community Education Centre, Kirkgate.

Green members and supporters, new and old, are all welcome!
If you’d like to contact us before the meeting with any questions or suggestions, or to meet up with the membership secretary Kevin Whitelaw in advance; or you can’t make the meeting but would like a remote access link, email leith@edinburghgreens.org.uk

Directions: go up the stairs in the Kirkgate shopping centre. Turn left when you enter the building and the Persevere room is the first room on your left.

Morningside Greens Social @ The Cameo
Nov 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
Nov 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.

Nov
10
Sat
People’s Vote – events around Edinburgh @ various locations
Nov 10 @ 10:00

“Scottish Green Party members stand ready to campaign with our Green colleagues in the other nations of the UK, and with people across party lines for a People’s Vote”.
Patrick Harvie MSP

Co-convener Patrick Harvie welcomed the vote held on 7 Nov at Holyrood to endorse a People’s Vote, meaning people throughout the UK can have a final chance to cancel Brexit.

Events in Edinburgh this Saturday on the People’s Vote:

Send a message to demand a final say on Brexit: The European Movement in Scotland (EMiS) is holding a drop-in session for letter writing to MPs on Saturday between 10 – 12 in the foyer of Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh.

EMiS will also be out in the city centre on Saturday, collecting signatures for a People’s Vote. Look for them on the corner of Castle St and Princes St, starting 11am. Drop by, say hello.

 

City Centre Greens – canvassing action day @ Grassmarket
Nov 10 @ 11:00

City Centre Greens – canvassing action on holiday lets
City Centre Greens are canvassing on holiday lets in the Old Town. Come join us – your help is very welcome! Meet at 11am opposite Fiddlers Arms, Grassmarket.

Nov
19
Mon
Inverleith and Forth Greens Meeting @ Starbank Inn
Nov 19 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Nov
22
Thu
Edinburgh Branch Meeting @ Augustine United Church
Nov 22 @ 19:30 – 21:30

Edinburgh Young Greens (EYG) are hosting the November branch meeting.

The meeting is intended to bring together Young Greens and the wider membership to consider issues of particular relevance to young people, provide an understanding of YGs’ role in Edinburgh, and encourage discussion of how YGs and the wider membership can work together to deliver Green goals.

Sarah Teworte and James Puchowski, co-convenors of EYG, will be leading the meeting, along with members of Edinburgh University Young Greens.

There will be a look at a number of key areas – housing, education, mental health provision and transport – with particular focus on the impact on young people and students; and facilitated group discussions around each key area, with young people in mind.

This is an open meeting: Green supporters as well as party members are welcome.

Doors open at 7pm, and members of the committee will be available for questions or a chat before the event begins at 7.30pm.

Nov
24
Sat
Old Town canvassing session – holiday lets @ Grassmarket, opp Fiddler's Arms
Nov 24 @ 11:00
After a great turnout at door-knocking last weekend, with very positive response from the residents we spoke to, City Centre Greens will hold another canvassing action session. Can you help? People from all areas of the city are very welcome!

Meetup details:
– In front of the Fiddlers Arms pub on the Grassmarket
– 11am on Saturday 24th November

– Followed by coffee/drinks/lunch at the Fiddlers Arms from 12:30pm

We will be going door-to-door in this area of the Old Town where we know there are a high number of holiday lets. Our aim is to offer practical help to anyone who is suffering problems in relation to holiday lets in their stair, and to tell residents what the Greens have achieved in the council and the parliament. Cllr Claire Miller will give you all the info you need to have these conversations when we meet up.

Those of you who haven’t done door to door campaigning before are very welcome. At last week’s session, half of the group either hadn’t done door knocking before or had not done it for many years, so they paired up with more experienced activists and took brief notes during conversations with residents. If you haven’t done this before please do come along, it’s really helpful to have a note taker and it would be lovely to see you.

Claire will provide all the information and materials when we meet up on Saturday 24. Please let her know you’re planning to come – email edin.city.centre@scottishgreens.org.uk Remember to wear a Green badge or hoodie if you have one!

 

Dec
4
Tue
City Centre Team Meeting @ Tollcross Community Centre
Dec 4 @ 19:00 – 21:00

City Centre local team meeting. Please come along and get involved!

Contact citycentre@edinburghgreens.org.uk or Tweet @EdinCityGreens

Dec
6
Thu
Branch Committee Meeting
Dec 6 @ 18:30 – 20:30

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).