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.
Mar
16
Sat
Candidate selection process review @ St John’s Church Hall
Mar 16 @ 10:30 – 12:30

The Edinburgh Green Party is currently reviewing our Local Authority selection process – the way in which our candidates are selected to stand for election in the Edinburgh City Council elections, ahead of 2022. 

We want to hear from our members about how we can improve things to make the selection process easier to understand, a better experience for candidates, and result in fair and representative results. Currently this review is focusing on the City of Edinburgh elections, but we welcome engagement from members in West Lothian, and are also happy to run similar discussions about the West Lothian selection process should there be interest.

Any member can contact us at greenselectionthoughts@gmail.com, and we are also hosting two consultation events which we would love members to attend. At the events, we will be talking through the principles for our selection process, and hearing members’ views on potential changes. Both events will have the same content, and we hope that by repeating the event at different times everyone will have the opportunity to attend.

Any proposed changes will be brought to our AGM in June, so all members will have plenty of time to scrutinise proposals and vote on any changes.

Consultation events:

Meeting 1
Wednesday 13 March, 7pm  – 9pm
Venue: Quaker Meeting House, Victoria Terrace

Meeting 2
Saturday 16 March, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Venue: St John’s Church Hall, Brighton Place, Portobello, EH15 1LP

Children welcome. Tea and cake provided.

Mar
18
Mon
Inverleith and Forth Greens Meeting @ The Doocot
Mar 18 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Mar
20
Wed
How can I be more involved? @ Augustine United Church
Mar 20 @ 18:30 – 20:30

The second in the New Green Learning series: ‘How can I be more involved?’ –  (20 March)

What opportunities are available? How can I become more active? What’s different about being politically active in the Scottish Green Party? What does Scottish Green Party leadership look like?

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.

Mar
29
Fri
The Big Green Quiz @ Augustine United Church
Mar 29 @ 19:00 – 23:00

The Big Green Quiz – Green fundraiser

7pm for 7.30pm, ends 11pm
Tickets £5 on the door (cons – £3 EYG / students)

We don’t know what will be happening with UK politics on March 29th, but we do know that we might all appreciate an evening of fun with friends. So join us for this big, green, ‘Let’s not think about Brexit‘ pub quiz!

Featuring rounds on:
– Fantasy
– Escapism
– European trivia… and more!

There’ll be a donations bar and of course a Brexit swear jar to help raise funds for future elections (or referendums….?). Prizes provided for the winning team, and the team with the best name.

Teams will be 5 or 6 people, and you can either come with a team already sorted, or turn up and we’ll find you some fellow quizzers. It would be really helpful if you know you’re bringing a team, that you email us in advance on fundraising.edin@scottishgreens.org.ukQuiz runs 7.30pm – 9.30pm.

Accessibility:

Augustine United Church is wheelchair accessible and we will be using microphones with a hearing loop throughout the quiz.

Unfortunately children will not be allowed due to the licencing agreement, but babes in arms are welcome.
If there’s anything we can do to make it easier for you to attend, please contact fundraising.edin@scottishgreens.org.uk

 

 

Apr
2
Tue
City Centre Team Meeting @ Tollcross Community Centre
Apr 2 @ 19:45 – 20:45

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

Apr
4
Thu
Branch Committee Meeting
Apr 4 @ 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).

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.