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.
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.



 

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.

Jun
6
Thu
Branch Committee Meeting
Jun 6 @ 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).

Jun
13
Thu
Leith & Leith Walk team AGM @ Leith Community Centre
Jun 13 @ 19:00 – 20:30

Team meeting and AGM of the Leith & Leith Walk sub-branch – your local Green group.

Leith & Leith Walk Greens became a sub-branch of the Scottish Green Party in 2018, which reflects our active membership. We have ambition to grow as a group and become more effective in spreading the Green message in Leith. We’d love to see you at the AGM to help shape our future.

Be part of the sub-branch committee

We would encourage all Leith & Leith Walk members to consider standing for a committee position, to be elected at the 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 an important role in making sure we work more effectively as a team. Roles will be circulated in shortly.

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
Jun 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 AGM and Social @ Nelson Hall
Jun 13 @ 19:00 – 21:00

We will be electing our office holders for the coming year at the AGM. Scottish Green Party members living in the Southside-Newington and Liberton-Gilmerton wards are eligible to stand by presenting themselves at the meeting.

  • Co-Convenor
  • Membership Secretary
  • Minutes Secretary
  • Representative on Edinburgh Branch Committee

If you are interested in standing for any of the roles, please get in touch to find out more about what they entail.

The AGM will only occupy a part of the meeting, then we’ll be having speakers and a social. Watch this space for more info!

Jun
17
Mon
Inverleith and Forth Greens Meeting @ TBC
Jun 17 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Jun
27
Thu
Edinburgh Branch AGM @ Augustine United Church
Jun 27 @ 19:30 – 21:30

Agenda and papers will be added here shortly.

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

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

Jul
4
Thu
Branch Committee Meeting
Jul 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).

Jul
11
Thu
Leith & Leith Walk team meeting @ Leith Community Centre
Jul 11 @ 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
Jul 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
Jul 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.

Jul
15
Mon
Inverleith and Forth Greens Meeting @ The Doocot
Jul 15 @ 19:30 – 21:30