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.
Oct
25
Thu
Edinburgh Branch Meeting @ Augustine United Church
Oct 25 @ 19:30 – 21:30

Theme of the meeting: City Centre Transformation; and Edinburgh & Lothians Transportation

Doors open at 19:00, and members of the branch committee will be available to answer any questions.
The meeting starts at 19:30.

City of Edinburgh Council’s major public consultation, Connecting our City, Transforming our Places, invites input towards placemaking projects which are intended to reshape how the city centre will look, feel and function in the future. This meeting will explore some of the central themes behind the City Centre Transformation project.

Cllr Claire Miller, City Centre ward, and guest speaker Daisy Narayanan, Project Lead for the council, will present and lead this section of the meeting.

Cllr Chas Booth will report on Transport, including a trams update, and buses serving Edinburgh and the wider Lothian region.

This is an open meeting, non-member supporters as well as party members are welcome.


 

 

 

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.

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
24
Thu
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. 

 

Feb
28
Thu
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: what now?

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).

 


 

Apr
25
Thu
Edinburgh Branch Meeting @ Augustine United Church
Apr 25 @ 19:30 – 21:30

Doors open at 7pm, and members of the committee will be available for questions or a chat before the event begins at 7.30pm.

May
23
Thu
Edinburgh Branch Meeting @ Augustine United Church
May 23 @ 19:30 – 21:30

Doors open at 7pm, and members of the committee will be available for questions or a chat before the event begins at 7.30pm.

Jun
27
Thu
Edinburgh Branch Meeting @ Augustine United Church
Jun 27 @ 19:30 – 21:30

Doors open at 7pm, and members of the committee will be available for questions or a chat before the event begins at 7.30pm.

Jul
25
Thu
Edinburgh Branch Meeting @ Augustine United Church
Jul 25 @ 19:30 – 21:30

Doors open at 7pm, and members of the committee will be available for questions or a chat before the event begins at 7.30pm.

Aug
22
Thu
Edinburgh Branch Meeting @ Augustine United Church
Aug 22 @ 19:30 – 21:30

Doors open at 7pm, and members of the committee will be available for questions or a chat before the event begins at 7.30pm.

Sep
26
Thu
Edinburgh Branch Meeting @ Augustine United Church
Sep 26 @ 19:30 – 21:30

Doors open at 7pm, and members of the committee will be available for questions or a chat before the event begins at 7.30pm.

Oct
24
Thu
Edinburgh Branch Meeting @ Augustine United Church
Oct 24 @ 19:30 – 21:30

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
28
Thu
Edinburgh Branch Meeting @ Augustine United Church
Nov 28 @ 19:30 – 21:30

Doors open at 7pm, and members of the committee will be available for questions or a chat before the event begins at 7.30pm.

Dec
26
Thu
Edinburgh Branch Meeting @ Augustine United Church
Dec 26 @ 19:30 – 21:30

Doors open at 7pm, and members of the committee will be available for questions or a chat before the event begins at 7.30pm.

Jan
23
Thu
Edinburgh Branch Meeting @ Augustine United Church
Jan 23 @ 19:30 – 21:30

Doors open at 7pm, and members of the committee will be available for questions or a chat before the event begins at 7.30pm.