January 2015 (23)

David MacFarlane, Scottish Chef in the White House

David MacFarlane, Scottish Chef in the White House

6.00pm Sat 31 Jan 2015
The amazing story of David MacFarlane, the chef who made it to the White House talks to Dr Mark McNaught

16David MacFarlane, Scottish Chef in the White House The amazing story of David MacFarlane, the chef who made it to the White House talks to Dr Mark McNaught

The amazing story of David MacFarlane, the Scot who emigrated to USA when he was 10 with family and worked as a chef in the White House talks to Dr Mark McNaught.
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Starts at: 6.00pm Sat 31 Jan 2015
Clan Alba Rally 4 Independence

Clan Alba Rally 4 Independence

1.00pm Sat 31 Jan 2015
Edinburgh

172Clan Alba Rally 4 Independence Edinburgh

MASTER OF CEREMONIES Pat Lee Cheryl Scott PEOPLE SPEAKING Tommy sheridan Craig Murray Former British ambassador to Uzbekistan: Dennis Curran Veterans for Scottish 2.0: Russ Denny Ally Strachan Kenneth Mackay Reid Cliff Purvis Indy Girls: Sharon Anderson Poet Sean Moore Independence Climber : Lindsay Jarrett .Chris Law NICK.DURIE of Radical Idependence Campaign Dennis Curran Dillan Spencer Paul young Yew Choob Entertainment Rona Topaz Declans wee guitar Brigid Mhairi singer/songwriters Kevin Gore Bobby Williamson Will McAllister Cassy Lockhart MEDICS AND First Aid Richard Stibbles Susan Rennie Cliff Purvis Group links Yes45Fife London SNP YES London
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Starts at: 1.00pm Sat 31 Jan 2015
SCOT goes POP!

SCOT goes POP!

8.00pm Thu 29 Jan 2015
James Kelly joins us in the studio

100SCOT goes POP! James Kelly joins us in the studio

James Kelly is a prolific blogger on opinion polls
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Starts at: 8.00pm Thu 29 Jan 2015
Josh Fox, Film-maker

Josh Fox, Film-maker

8.00pm Thu 29 Jan 2015
Mark McNaught speaks to director of anti-fracking films, Gasland and Gasland 2

379Josh Fox, Film-maker Mark McNaught speaks to director of anti-fracking films, Gasland and Gasland 2

A conversation with Josh Fox. Mark McNaught speaks with anti-fracking filmmaker Josh Fox, producer of Gasland and Gasland 2, about the Scottish government's moratorium on licensing of land to frack pending evidence-based research on environmental and health effects.
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Starts at: 8.00pm Thu 29 Jan 2015
#commondebate Syriza

#commondebate Syriza

7.30pm Wed 28 Jan 2015
The beginning of a new Europe?

42#commondebate Syriza The beginning of a new Europe?

Speakers include: Dr Myrto Tsakatika of Syriza Scotland and senior lecturer in politics at the University of Glasgow; Cat Boyd, Radical Independence Campaign co-founder and in Athens for the Greek general election; Professor Michael Keating, author and political science professor at the University of Aberdeen, specialising in European politics Gordon Maloney, President of NUS Scotland who will also be in Greece for the election. The event will be chaired by Peter McColl, Director of the Common Weal Policy Unit and Rector of the University of Edinburgh
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Starts at: 7.30pm Wed 28 Jan 2015

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Fracking and unconventional gas

Fracking and unconventional gas

7.00pm Wed 28 Jan 2015
A public meeting hosted by Falkirk Greens, live from Grangemouth Town Hall

Fracking and unconventional gas A public meeting hosted by Falkirk Greens, live from Grangemouth Town Hall

A free cross party public meeting in Grangemouth Town Hall hosted by Falkirk Greens designed to highlight the dangers of fracking and what we can do to combat it happening around Falkirk District . All are welcome. Speakers will include representatives from Scottish Greens, SNP, SSP, Friends of the Earth and Professor Andrew Watterson from Stirling University.
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Starts at: 7.00pm Wed 28 Jan 2015

Speakers: Alison Johnstone (Green MSP), Andrew Kinnell (Stirling SSP), Professor Andrew Watterson (University of Stirling), Maria Montinaro & Carol Anderson (Concerned Communities of Falkirk), Leslie Dick (Farmer), Norman Philip (Friends of the Earth Falkirk), Steven Carleschi (SNP Councillor)

Venue: Grangemouth Town Hall FK6 6EE

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An Eyewitness Account of the Greek Election

An Eyewitness Account of the Greek Election

7.30pm Tue 27 Jan 2015
SSP Public Meeting in Glasgow

23An Eyewitness Account of the Greek Election SSP Public Meeting in Glasgow

SSP Public Meeting on 'The Greek Election - an eyewitness report' , will see Colin Fox reporting on his trip to Athens for the Greek General election and what lessons we in Scotland can take from our Greek comrades. With 'Syriza' in the lead and likely to form the first radical left-wing Government in Europe since WW2, Colin Fox will be giving a first hand account of the current situation in Greece and outlining the political implications for the socialist movement throughout Europe.
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Starts at: 7.30pm Tue 27 Jan 2015
Skype chat with John Drummond and Dr Mark McNaught

Skype chat with John Drummond and Dr Mark McNaught

7.45pm Mon 26 Jan 2015
John Dummond from the Constitutional Commission and Dr Mark McNaught discussing "The Vow"

41Skype chat with John Drummond and Dr Mark McNaught John Dummond from the Constitutional Commission and Dr Mark McNaught discussing "The Vow"

John Dummond from the Constitutional Commission and Dr Mark McNaught discussing "The Vow"
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Starts at: 7.45pm Mon 26 Jan 2015
Colin Fox SSP live update from Athens, Greece

Colin Fox SSP live update from Athens, Greece

6.00pm Sun 25 Jan 2015
Colin Fox SSP update from Athens

31Colin Fox SSP live update from Athens, Greece Colin Fox SSP update from Athens

An update from yesterdays conversation with Colin from Athens on what looks like a victory for SYRIZA.
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Starts at: 6.00pm Sun 25 Jan 2015
Frack off INEOS - protest no. 2

Frack off INEOS - protest no. 2

2.00pm Sun 25 Jan 2015
Demonstration against fracking outside the head offices of INEOS in Grangemouth

78Frack off INEOS - protest no. 2 Demonstration against fracking outside the head offices of INEOS in Grangemouth

As with our first successful protest Scotland will continue to stand against the atrocity of unconventional gas extraction if we hope to be successful in stopping this we must stand in huge numbers against it success is achievable but we must all stand together.
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Starts at: 2.00pm Sun 25 Jan 2015

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Colin Fox SSP live from Athens

Colin Fox SSP live from Athens

2.30pm Sat 24 Jan 2015
on Syriza's chances in tomorrow's Greek election

32Colin Fox SSP live from Athens on Syriza's chances in tomorrow's Greek election

Polls suggest that Syriza are on the verge of leading an anti-austerity government in Greece
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Starts at: 2.30pm Sat 24 Jan 2015
Robert Black QC discusses the Lockerbie Trial

Robert Black QC discusses the Lockerbie Trial

7.00pm Thu 22 Jan 2015
a Skype broadcast

93Robert Black QC discusses the Lockerbie Trial a Skype broadcast

Professor Robert Black has taken a close personal and professional interest in the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing of 21 December 1988, particularly because he was born and brought up in Lockerbie.
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Starts at: 7.00pm Thu 22 Jan 2015
Economics with Margaret and Jim Cuthbert

Economics with Margaret and Jim Cuthbert

7.30pm Wed 21 Jan 2015
hosted by Common Weal in Edinburgh North & Leith

20Economics with Margaret and Jim Cuthbert hosted by Common Weal in Edinburgh North & Leith

Jim Cuthbert is an economist and statistician who was formerly Scottish Office Chief Statistician. Margaret Cuthbert is also an economist and statistician who among other things lectured in econometrics at Glasgow University. Both are now retired and pursue research interests.
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Starts at: 7.30pm Wed 21 Jan 2015

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Sam Shackleton &  Midlothian Councillor Owen Thompson SNP.

Sam Shackleton & Midlothian Councillor Owen Thompson SNP.

7.00pm Tue 20 Jan 2015
Yes Cafe Edinburgh

23Sam Shackleton & Midlothian Councillor Owen Thompson SNP. Yes Cafe Edinburgh

Event details: The Yes Cafe doors open at 6.00pm and the event will start at 7.00pm. Come along and hear Sam Shackleton one of our young, exciting and inspiring future politicians who gave a brilliant and inspiring speech at the Hope Over Fear Rally in George Square on 12 Oct last year in front of over 10,000 passionate Yes supporters. He was brave, totally inspiring and received a rousing response and huge support from the massive crowd on the day. Joining Sam on the night is the hugely respected and very active Midlothian Councillor Owen Thompson SNP. Please join us on the evening to listen to each speakers vision for a fairer and more equitable future Scotland and hear what they will be doing to help achieve the outcome we all want in the General Election in May. There will be plenty opportunities for Questions and Answers on the evening. Theres no charge for the event but proceeds for the cafe sales will go towards covering ongoing costs of the Yes Cafe. Please join us to show our support and give encouragement to these two future generation politicians and to support the Edinburgh South Yes cafe. Event type: Discussion with Questions and Answers Who can attend: Everyone is welcome - please also spread the word Main Speakers / Guests: Sam Shackleton, 19, Edinburgh. SNP Member and keen Yes Campaigner., @sam_shackleton Councillor Owen Thompson, SNP Councillor Midlothian, @Owen_Thompson Organiser / Contact: Mike Blackshaw, Yes Cafe Edinburgh South, [email protected]
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Starts at: 7.00pm Tue 20 Jan 2015
Save Castle Toward

Save Castle Toward

11.00am Sat 17 Jan 2015
Supporters group rally with Peter McColl (Common Weal), Cllr. Bruce Marshall & Michael Russell MSP.

977Save Castle Toward Supporters group rally with Peter McColl (Common Weal), Cllr. Bruce Marshall & Michael Russell MSP.

Public show of support for Castle Toward Community buy-out.
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Starts at: 11.00am Sat 17 Jan 2015

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The Artist Taxi Driver the Yes Cafe Edinburgh

The Artist Taxi Driver the Yes Cafe Edinburgh

10.00am Sat 17 Jan 2015
Yes Cafe Edinburgh, 1-2 Liberton Dams, Edinburgh, EH16 6AJ

279The Artist Taxi Driver the Yes Cafe Edinburgh Yes Cafe Edinburgh, 1-2 Liberton Dams, Edinburgh, EH16 6AJ

If you don't know Mark's work get over to you tube and subscribe. He'll be in the cafe from 10 to 12 (cafe open from 9am, with a talk followed by discussion on the theme 'What kind of society allows rich people to gamble everyday on whether the poor eat or starve?' https://www.youtube.com/user/chunkymark The cafe will open from 9 on that day to serve breakfast rolls, teas and coffees, cakes etc. We do not charge for events and any revenue generated from the cafe goes towards our running costs. All staff are volunteers. yes cafe, 1-2 Liberton Dams, Edinburgh, EH16 6AJ
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Starts at: 10.00am Sat 17 Jan 2015
Jim Murphy's 8 badge Labour man

Jim Murphy's 8 badge Labour man

11.15pm Thu 15 Jan 2015
revealed as Indy Live's own Delboy

9209Jim Murphy's 8 badge Labour man revealed as Indy Live's own Delboy

Derek McLean explains his encounter on a train with Jim Murphy
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Starts at: 11.15pm Thu 15 Jan 2015
The Charlie Hebdo massacre: Exploring media ethics and responsibility

The Charlie Hebdo massacre: Exploring media ethics and responsibility

7.00pm Thu 15 Jan 2015
Organised by NUJ Scotland and new media website CommonSpace, the debate will examine the challenges facing the media, free speech in the industry and explore editorial ethics within the context of a free press.

74The Charlie Hebdo massacre: Exploring media ethics and responsibility Organised by NUJ Scotland and new media website CommonSpace, the debate will examine the challenges facing the media, free speech in the industry and explore editorial ethics within the context of a free press.

The Charlie Hebdo massacre: Exploring media ethics and responsibility Join media professionals and members of the public for a debate in the aftermath of the attacks on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Organised by NUJ Scotland and new media website CommonSpace, the debate will examine the challenges facing the media, free speech in the industry and explore editorial ethics within the context of a free press. Chaired by NUJ Scotland organiser Paul Holleran, panellists will include Alison Balharry, formerly of BBC World Service and Al Jazeera; Neil Mackay, head of news, Sunday Herald, and Angela Haggerty, editor of CommonSpace. Further panellists to be confirmed. Thursday 15 January, Oran Mor Auditorium, Glasgow, G12 8QX, 6.45pm for 7pm start. Tickets: Free. Arrive early to ensure entry. The Charlie Hebdo massacre: Exploring media ethics and responsibility http://tvL.ink/hebdo
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Starts at: 7.00pm Thu 15 Jan 2015
Guru Nanak's Free Kitchen

Guru Nanak's Free Kitchen

6.30pm Wed 14 Jan 2015
Offering free hot food from their Edinburgh stall

12Guru Nanak's Free Kitchen Offering free hot food from their Edinburgh stall

We will be meeting and talking with the good people of Guru Nanak's Free kitchen who prepare a offer free hot food to anyone who comes to their Edinburgh stall at the corner of North Bridge and the Royal Mile. At a time when societal values are being attacked like never before, we will be talking about the importance of community and the value of sharing.
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Starts at: 6.30pm Wed 14 Jan 2015
Common Weal host Women for Independence

Common Weal host Women for Independence

7.30pm Tue 13 Jan 2015
with Jeane Freeman & Elaine C Smith

304Common Weal host Women for Independence with Jeane Freeman & Elaine C Smith

Tea, coffee and chat at the Area C Coffeehouse on Leith Walk
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Starts at: 7.30pm Tue 13 Jan 2015

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Jim Sillars discusses Scotland in the EU

Jim Sillars discusses Scotland in the EU

5.30pm Tue 13 Jan 2015
Glasgow University, Boyd Orr 5:30PM. Jim Sillars discusses 'Scotland in the EU - its origin in contrast with the present'

27Jim Sillars discusses Scotland in the EU Glasgow University, Boyd Orr 5:30PM. Jim Sillars discusses 'Scotland in the EU - its origin in contrast with the present'

Jim Sillars discusses 'Scotland in the EU - its origin in contrast with the present'
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Starts at: 5.30pm Tue 13 Jan 2015
Skype Conversation with Professor John Robertson

Skype Conversation with Professor John Robertson

7.00pm Thu 8 Jan 2015
Professor John Robertson will talking to us about his recent paper demonstrating clear omissions by the Scottish mainstream media and BBC in particular of public concerns over fracking.

18Skype Conversation with Professor John Robertson Professor John Robertson will talking to us about his recent paper demonstrating clear omissions by the Scottish mainstream media and BBC in particular of public concerns over fracking.

Professor John Robertson talks to us about his recent paper demonstrating clear omissions by the Scottish mainstream media and BBC in particular of public concerns over fracking.
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Starts at: 7.00pm Thu 8 Jan 2015
Los Alamos Study Group

Los Alamos Study Group

11.30am Wed 7 Jan 2015
presentation to the Cross Party Group on nuclear disarmament in the Scottish Parliament

20Los Alamos Study Group presentation to the Cross Party Group on nuclear disarmament in the Scottish Parliament

Greg Mello and Trish Williams-Mello from the Los Alamos Study Group will make a presentation to the Cross-Party Group on Nuclear Disarmament in the Scottish Parliament.
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Starts at: 11.30am Wed 7 Jan 2015

What's coming up next?

11.00am Sat 24 Oct
UPDATE! Beyond Nuclear - Helensburgh CND & SCND Conference Working with organisers to take this event online. Date will likely change.

Working with organisers to take this event online. Date will likely change.
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Starts at: 11.00am Sat 24 Oct 2020
UPDATE! Beyond Nuclear - Helensburgh CND & SCND Conference

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