Upcoming 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 there from 7pm for any member wanting to get in touch. Where possible, remote access will be available. Children are welcome.

The Edinburgh Branch Committee meets on the first Thursday of each month, usually from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Any member is free to attend by contacting edinburghcomms@scottishgreens.org.uk.

If you’d like to contact us about anything on this list, or about anything you’d like to see added to it, you can do so at edinburghcomms@scottishgreens.org.uk or @EdinburghGreens.

Inverleith and Forth Greens Meeting @ Stockbridge Tap
Jun 18 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Edinburgh Branch AGM @ Augustine United Church
Jun 28 @ 19:30 – 21:30

The AGM on Thursday 28 June is where the branch elects members to join the branch committee, to guide the party over the next year. It is also the opportunity for members to vote on motions up for consideration.

Call for nominations

We would encourage all members to think about standing for a committee position – it is a great way to get more involved in what the branch does, and you will be playing a vital role in making sure campaigns, meetings and local teams run smoothly.

You can find descriptions for committee roles here.

In addition to the committee roles, we will be recruiting up to six people to join our delegation team to national council meetings.

To apply, send a 200 word statement to edinburgh@scottishgreens.org.uk, along with the names of two members who are happy to nominate you. Please note that members can only offer nominations to two people in this election.

The deadline for applying to be a committee member is noon on 21 June. Candidate statements will be collated and circulated to members before the AGM. If there is a position with no nominees, we will accept nominations from the floor at the AGM.

Passing motions

Motions can be passed at the AGM which:

  • Change the standing orders or constitution of the branch (you can see these here: www.edinburghgreens.org.uk/site/about)
  • Instruct the branch to act in a certain way, for example to endorse a campaign, review processes, or hold a meeting on a certain subject
  • Propose a local team (or teams) to become a sub-branch
  • Instruct Edinburgh branch to take a motion to the Scottish Green Party AGM in October (motions which are brought from branches are automatically ranked higher than motions brought by individuals).

Motions should be submitted via email to edinburgh@scottishgreens.org.uk. Your motion may have a preamble explaining why it is necessary which should be no more than 200 words, and your motion must clearly explain what it is asking (e.g change the constitution, instruct the committee). If you’re thinking of submitting a motion, you may like to contact the sitting branch committee as soon as possible for guidance on formulating it.

Motions must be submitted by noon on 21 June. Motions will be circulated to branch members prior to the AGM.

Leith & Leith Walk Greens Meeting @ Leith Community Centre
Jul 12 @ 19:00 – 20:30

The Leith & Leith Walk monthly team meeting is at 7pm in the Persevere room at Leith Community Education Centre. Directions: go up the stairs outside Lidl and Poundstretcher in the Kirkgate shopping centre. Turn left when you enter the building and the Persevere room is the first room on your left.

Green members and supporters, new and old, are welcome. The meeting will end at 8.30 at the latest and we often visit a local hostelry afterwards.

Morningside Greens Social @ The Cameo
Jul 12 @ 19:00 – 21:30

2nd Thursday of each month. A chance to meet and catch up with fellow Greens!

South East Edinburgh Greens Meeting @ Nelson Hall
Jul 12 @ 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.

Protest Trump Visit @ George Square, Glasgow
Jul 13 @ 17:00 – 21:00

It’s official. The Orange One is coming. We don’t know where or when but we’ll be ready when he does. Join us in saying DUMP TRUMP! We shall overcomb!

When he arrives in Scotland we are preparing for a huge demonstration at George Square. Please spread the word.

Scottish Greens Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1770997519643238/

Scotland United Against Trump Demonstration @ The Scottish Parliament
Jul 14 @ 12:00 – 16:00

Trump wants to come to Scotland, so from all across Scotland we’re telling him and his politics aren’t welcome here.

The march will start outside the Scottish Parliament before marching through the city, past the US Consulate and finishing in the Meadows for a Carnival of Resistance against Trump with stalls, talks, music and games (‘Toss the welly at Trump’, Trump’s head coconut shy and, of course, mini golf).

Scottish Greens Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/109504983248020/

Inverleith and Forth Greens Meeting @ Starbank Inn
Jul 16 @ 19:30 – 21:30
New Branch Members Meeting @ Augustine United Church
Jul 26 @ 19:30 – 21:30

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 and supporters are invited: come with any questions about the party, the branch and your local area team. Or if you’re a more experienced member, come share your experiences. Children are also very welcome – this is a family friendly venue.

Branch Committee Meeting @ Leith Community Centre
Aug 2 @ 19:00 – 21:00

Members are free to attend the branch committee meeting by emailing edinburghcomms@scottishgreens.org.uk .

City Centre Team Meeting @ Tollcross Community Centre
Aug 7 @ 19:00 – 21:00

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

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

Morningside Greens Social @ The Cameo
Aug 9 @ 19:00 – 21:30

2nd Thursday of each month. A chance to meet and catch up with fellow Greens!

South East Edinburgh Greens Meeting @ Nelson Hall
Aug 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.

Inverleith and Forth Greens Meeting @ Stockbridge Tap
Aug 20 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Leith & Leith Walk Greens – AGM @ Leith Community Centre
Sep 13 @ 19:00 – 20:30

Leith & Leith Walk sub-branch AGM
Leith & Leith Walk Greens recently became a sub-branch of the Scottish Green Party, which reflects our active membership.

Come along to the AGM on 13 September and help shape our future. Please consider standing for a committee position, to be elected at AGM – it’s a great way to get more involved in developing the work and prominence of Greens in the local area, and you’ll be playing a vital role in making sure we work more effectively as a team. Email leith@edinburghgreens.org.uk for details.

Want to be more involved but not on the committee? You don’t have to come to meetings or be on the committee to get involved. We’re always looking for people to help out on stalls and at fundraising events; to help with delivering newsletters, canvassing, photography and writing newsletter articles. And if you have an idea for a project, event or action which supports the Green message, we’d like to hear more.

Starts at 7pm at Leith Community Education Centre (room TBC).
Directions: up the stairs outside Lidl in the Kirkgate shopping centre.
Children welcome.