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 – please 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.

Jun
9
Sat
Leith Gala Day @ Leith Links
Jun 9 all-day

Councillors Susan Rae and Chas Booth will be running a Green stall there.

Email Chas Booth if you would like to volunteer on the stall: chas.booth@edinburghgreens.org.uk

Jun
14
Thu
Leith & Leith Walk Greens Meeting @ Leith Community Centre
Jun 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@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
Jun 14 @ 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 @ Nelson Hall
Jun 14 @ 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. 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. We will be discussing other business, and as usual, we’ll head off for a social at a nearby pub afterwards.

Jun
16
Sat
Edinburgh Yes Independence Rally @ Inch Park
Jun 16 @ 13:00 – 17:00

South East Edinburgh Greens will be running a stall at the Inch Park Rally.

Contact seeg@scottishgreens.org.uk if you’d like to volunteer on the stall.

View the event web page here >

Jun
18
Mon
Inverleith and Forth Greens Meeting @ Stockbridge Tap
Jun 18 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Jun
28
Thu
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.

Jul
12
Thu
Leith & Leith Walk Greens Meeting @ Leith Community Centre
Jul 12 @ 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
Jul 12 @ 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 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.

Jul
13
Fri
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/

Jul
14
Sat
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/

Jul
16
Mon
Inverleith and Forth Greens Meeting @ Starbank Inn
Jul 16 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Jul
26
Thu
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.

Aug
7
Tue
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