Upcoming Events

The Edinburgh Branch meets on the fourth Thursday of most months, usually 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. Note - some meetings may start earlier; check individual events for details. 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.
 
Apr
11
Thu
Leith Walk ward by-election – polling day @ Leith Walk ward
Apr 11 all-day

There’s no team meeting this month, as today is polling day in the Leith Walk by-election.

We are looking for Green volunteers to be present outside polling stations across the ward. Could you spare an hour or two? Please email leith.leithwalk@scottishgreens.org.uk for details.

If you live in the ward, please don’t forget to vote Lorna Slater #1!


 

Morningside Greens Social @ The Cameo
Apr 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
Apr 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.

Apr
15
Mon
Inverleith and Forth Greens Meeting @ TBC
Apr 15 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Apr
22
Mon
Forth & Inverleith Greens @ The Doocot
Apr 22 @ 19:30
Apr
24
Wed
Off the Cuff Communication Skills @ Augustine United Church
Apr 24 @ 18:30 – 20:30

Another in the New Green Learning series.

Everyone with experience of campaigning and canvassing talks of how easy and straightforward it is. Can it really be that easy?
This workshop demystifies canvassing and hustings by providing insights from people who’ve been there, and gives you the chance to have some fun learning and practising these useful skills yourself.


Venue: Augustine United Church, George IV Bridge, EH1 1EL. The Iona room is upstairs; accessible by lift. 

Time: Start time – 18:30.

Please email us at events.edin@scottishgreens.org.uk to express interest in any of the above.

May
2
Thu
Branch Committee Meeting
May 2 @ 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).

May
7
Tue
City Centre Team Meeting @ Tollcross Community Centre
May 7 @ 19:45 – 20:45

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

May
9
Thu
Leith & Leith Walk team meeting @ Leith Community Centre
May 9 @ 19:00 – 20:30

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.

Morningside Greens Social @ The Cameo
May 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.

South East Edinburgh Greens Meeting @ Nelson Hall
May 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.

May
20
Mon
Inverleith and Forth Greens Meeting @ The Doocot
May 20 @ 19:30 – 21:30
May
29
Wed
Workshop: Standing up and having your say @ Augustine United Church
May 29 @ 18:30 – 20:30

Workshop: Standing up and having your say


Join Lorna Slater for another in the New Green Learning series (see more here https://www.edinburghgreens.org.uk/site/events-general/new-learning-events-2019/).

Would you like to develop your ability to speak up more effectively? Learn more about body language, voice projection and and how to better engage your audience. Develop assertiveness skills and gain confidence when giving prepared speeches.

Augustine United Church, George IV Bridge, EH1 1EL. The Iona room is upstairs; accessible by lift.

Email events.edin@scottishgreens.org.uk to book or with questions.

 


May
30
Thu
Edinburgh Branch Meeting @ Augustine United Church
May 30 @ 19:00 – 21:30

Modern Monetary Theory and Universal Basic Income:
Potential and Risks from a Scottish Perspective

This is a public meeting, open to members and non-members.

  • Doors open 7:00pm.
  • 7:00 – 7:30pm – Interested in becoming a member of the branch committee at the June AGM? We’d encourage you to talk to current committee members during this time slot to find out more about committee roles, and learn more about how you can play a part in supporting the development of the Party in Edinburgh.
  • 7:30pm – Main event begins.

Modern Monetary Theory and Universal Basic Income:
Potential and Risks from a Scottish Perspective

An introduction for a general audience to two of the hottest economic topics today: the potential of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) to challenge austerity, and the case for providing social security for all with a Universal Basic Income (UBI).

With both Brexit and a second referendum on Scottish independence increasingly likely, we will not only cover the basics of MMT and UBI, but engage with questions such as the relevance of MMT to the Growth Commissions’s proposals for independence and a Green New Deal, the compatibility of MMT-based fiscal policies with EU membership, conclusions from UBI trials around the world (Canada, Finland etc.), and pros and cons of introducing a UBI to the whole of Scotland.

We are fortunate to be joined by two well known experts in these areas: Dr Craig Dalzell, Head of Policy & Research at Common Weal, and Cleo Goodman, a Trustee of Basic Income Scotland. In addition, we look forward to a briefing from Cllr Gavin Corbett about a UBI trial in Edinburgh.


Can’t attend in person but don’t want to miss it?

We’ll be live streaming the main session from 7:30pm. Join us via this Skype link: https://join.skype.com/e0S7EKsYuHa6



 

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

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