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.
Standing Orders – review meeting @ Augustine United Church
Jan 17 @ 19:30

This meeting is for members only. Doors open 7pm.

1. The Scottish Green Party Standing Orders Committee (SOC) have produced a draft for a new party constitution. The draft constitution has been sent to SGP branches, representative groups and national committees for consideration; comment and feedback to be returned to SOC, before a final version is presented for adoption by Conference.

The draft constitution reflects discussions around what changes are needed to our institutions, structures and practices so that we can become more effective and yet operate in ways that fit with our basic principles. This meeting will be our first chance as a Branch to explore the draft constitution.

New organisational structures and processes are required for the party to function effectively. The more involved members are in determining what the new processes and structures should be, the better fit we will be as an organisation to move forward over the next decade.

We will also be looking at the draft SGP Code of Conduct, feeding back to SOC.

2. Edinburgh Green councillors have reviewed their Standing Orders
 and have proposed some revisions, which requires branch approval. Click for the Green councillor group draft SO document to be reviewed and ratified.

If you can’t attend this meeting but have comments on either document, please email edinburgh@scottishgreens.org.uk by 17 January to feed into the discussion.

Links to documents for this meeting:

SGP Constitution (draft)
SGP Code of Conduct (draft)
Edinburgh Green Councillors’ Standing Orders (draft)


Inverleith and Forth Greens Meeting @ Old Chain Pier pub
Jan 21 @ 19:30 – 21:30

Note the change of address: we’ll now be meeting at the Old Chain Pier pub in Newhaven.

Hope to see you there!


Edinburgh Branch Meeting @ Augustine United Church
Jan 24 @ 19:00 – 21:30

This meeting is for party members only, and is in 2 parts:

New Members event
19:00 – 20:00

This event is to welcome new members; or if you’ve been a member for a while and would like to get more involved, this event is a good starting place. There will be a presentation about how the party works and what you can do as a member; a chance to meet some of our elected representatives; and time to chat with members from your local team.

All members, new and long-standing, are invited. Come with questions about the party, the branch and your local area team. We hope you will then stay on for the second part of tonight’s event.

Preparing to Win: Edinburgh City Council Elections
20:00 – 21:30

Yes, it’s time to start preparing for 2022.

This special session briefly explains Target to Win, before looking at the wards being selected. We will then be working in ward-based groups to begin planning local strategies and mobilising our resources. Now is the time to get involved to ensure a Greener Edinburgh.

Doors open at 18:30, and members of the committee will be available for questions or a chat before the New Members event begins at 19:00. 


Almond Greens Team Meeting @ Hawes Inn, South Queensferry
Jan 31 @ 19:00

Almond ward team meeting.
Scottish Green Party members and supporters very welcome!

Leith & Leith Walk – Climate Emergency Bill campaign @ Leith - details TBC
Feb 2 @ 13:30

Join Leith & Leith Walk members and supporters on a street stall to campaign for a Climate Emergency Bill.

Further details to be added soon.


City Centre Team Meeting @ Tollcross Community Centre
Feb 5 @ 19:45 – 20:45

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

Branch Committee Meeting
Feb 7 @ 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 local team AGM @ Christ Church Hall
Feb 7 @ 19:00 – 21:00

Join the Morningside local team for their 2019 AGM on Thursday 7 February.

Meeting at Christ Church Hall, 6 Morningside Rd (Holy Corner), 7-9pm.



Leith & Leith Walk Greens Meeting @ Leith Community Centre
Feb 14 @ 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.leithwalk@scottishgreens.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.

South East Edinburgh Greens Meeting @ Nelson Hall
Feb 14 @ 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.

SEEG Back a Climate Emergency Bill stall @ Outside Tesco
Feb 16 @ 11:00 – 13:00
SEEG Back a Climate Emergency Bill stall @ Outside Tesco

South East Edinburgh Greens will be collecting signatures backing Scottish Greens’ call for a Climate Emergency Bill.

All welcome to join us!

Inverleith and Forth Greens Meeting @ TBC
Feb 18 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Green Women: finding our way into politics @ Augustine United Church, Iona room
Feb 27 @ 18:30 – 20:30

This first event in the 2019 New Learning series is open to anyone who identifies as a woman. Come join us for a session on becoming involved in Green Party activities and politics at all levels, and identifying ways to increase women’s participation.

This is a free event, organised by Green Party members, for Green Party members. Places may be available for non-member Green-supporters if spaces are available.

Please email us events.edin@scottishgreens.org.uk to book your place or with any queries.

Notes on venue: the Iona room has easy access to the front entrance.


Edinburgh Branch Meeting @ Augustine United Church
Feb 28 @ 19:00 – 21:30

Doors open 6.30 pm.

Part 1 (7pm – 8pm)

Selection of Green candidate for Leith Walk ward by-election

For details of the selection process and the nomination form, see co-convenors’ email of 10/02/19. This section of the meeting is for Edinburgh and West Lothian Green members only.  

The above will be followed by MSP and councillors’ reports and branch business.

Part 2 (8pm – 9.30pm)

Brexit: now and next

This section is open to all: non-members are very welcome.

An overview of activity, positions and ways forward on Brexit, including the work of grass roots activists; parliamentary and legislative activities; and the ongoing work of Edinburgh City Council to mitigate impact on the city and its residents.

Discussion, debate and Q&A session. Your panel:
Maggie Chapman (co-convenor of the Scottish Greens); 
Kirsty Haigh (spokesperson, Another Europe is Possible); Claire Miller (Councillor, Edinburgh City Centre ward); and Andy Wightman (Green MSP for Lothian).


City Centre Team Meeting @ Tollcross Community Centre
Mar 5 @ 19:45 – 20:45

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