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 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.
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
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).

Dec
13
Thu
Leith & Leith Walk Greens Social @ Victoria Bar
Dec 13 @ 19:00

Seasonal Green Leither social meetup

We’re there from 7pm, drop by when you can. All welcome!

Morningside Greens Social @ The Cameo
Dec 13 @ 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
Dec 13 @ 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.

Dec
14
Fri
Christmas Party – City of Edinburgh Green Group @ The Mandela Room, City Chambers
Dec 14 @ 16:30 – 20:00

The Green Councillor group invite you to their Christmas party!

Please RSVP to Mandy Ford: amanda.ford@edinburgh.gov.uk

Dec
15
Sat
Carols not Barrels @ Corner of St Andrews Sq / Multrees Walk
Dec 15 @ 14:45 – 15:45
Carols not Barrels @ Corner of St Andrews Sq  / Multrees Walk

Join BP or not BP? and Edinburgh Artivism for some festive carolling as they call for an end to fossil fuel sponsorship of the arts. Gathering at the Multrees Walk corner of St Andrews Square and walking together to the carolling location from there. Read more here.

 

 

Dec
17
Mon
Inverleith and Forth Greens Meeting @ TBC
Dec 17 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Jan
10
Thu
Branch Committee Meeting
Jan 10 @ 18:30 – 20:30

The monthly meeting for the elected Branch Committee. This is a management meeting not a Branch Meeting which usually happens on the 4th Thursday of the month.

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).

Leith & Leith Walk Greens Meeting @ Leith Community Centre
Jan 10 @ 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
Jan 10 @ 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
Jan 10 @ 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.

Jan
17
Thu
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)

 

Jan
21
Mon
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!