August 2016 (18)

Our Land 2 on Bute

Our Land 2 on Bute

7.30pm Wed 31 Aug 2016
SCOTTISH LAND FESTIVAL 2016

221Our Land 2 on Bute SCOTTISH LAND FESTIVAL 2016

Our Land is a month of talks, events and demonstrations across Scotland, organised by grassroots campaign to celebrate our connections with land, forests, rivers and lochs and to highlight our enduring problems with unaffordable, unavailable land – problems that won’t change fast despite recent legislation.
livestream by
Independence Live

Starts at: 7.30pm Wed 31 Aug 2016

Speakers: Speakers NFU Bute Bute Community Power Bute Conservation Trust Colintraive & Glendaruel Development Trust Save Castle Toward campaign Andy Wightman Development Trust Association Scotland

Venue: United Church of Bute
Brexit Scotland - What Next

Brexit Scotland - What Next

7.00pm Mon 29 Aug 2016
Public Meeting

393Brexit Scotland - What Next Public Meeting

Brexit has left the union divided and the Scots with many unanswered questions about where we take ourselves from here. Come along and have your say at this public meeting.
livestream by
Independence Live

Starts at: 7.00pm Mon 29 Aug 2016

Venue: Pat Cullinan Community Center, Motherwell ML13PB
Our Land Fife with Lesley Riddoch and Andy Wightman

Our Land Fife with Lesley Riddoch and Andy Wightman

7.00pm Sun 28 Aug 2016
part of the Scottish Land Festival 2016

livestream by Democracy TV

505Our Land Fife with Lesley Riddoch and Andy Wightman part of the Scottish Land Festival 2016

This event is part of Scottish Land Festival 2016. Following multiple satellite events across Fife celebrating Our Land will be hosting an evening with Lesley Riddoch, Andy Wightman and others, giving presentations on each project and wider land issues together with traditional music and refreshments. Whether you're going to multiple of the 'Our Land - Fife' projects or none, come along to the evening event and enjoy the music and chat. The evening with Lesley Orr as MC and with music from Lawrence Dunn is completely free and all ages are welcome.
livestream by
Democracy TV

Starts at: 7.00pm Sun 28 Aug 2016

Speakers: Lesley Riddoch, Andy Wightman, Lawrence Dunn

Venue: Queen Anne High School, Dunfermline KY12 0PQ

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Our Land: OurLand  - Edinburgh Against Gentrification Forum

Our Land: OurLand - Edinburgh Against Gentrification Forum

2.30pm Sun 28 Aug 2016
Learn about the Cowgate protest, the history of the Central Library, the Cowgatehead Church and other local cases of privatization of public land.

livestream by Democracy TV

856Our Land: OurLand - Edinburgh Against Gentrification Forum Learn about the Cowgate protest, the history of the Central Library, the Cowgatehead Church and other local cases of privatization of public land.

The Cowgate Occupy Camp is a community response to the recent highly controversial decision to dispose of public land long set aside for the Central Library for a massive private speculative hotel 'development'. This deal includes the sale of other public assets including the Cowgatehead Church, a well used resource for the most vulnerable in the community.
livestream by
Democracy TV

Starts at: 2.30pm Sun 28 Aug 2016

Speakers: Andy Wightman MSP, Hamish Kallin - University of Edinburgh Geography, Simon Byrom and other local campaigners and residents,

Venue: 86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QA, UK EH1 2QA

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Currency Options for an Independent Scotland

Currency Options for an Independent Scotland

7.00pm Thu 25 Aug 2016
with a panel of specialists, brought to you by Yes Rutherglen.

3056Currency Options for an Independent Scotland with a panel of specialists, brought to you by Yes Rutherglen.

Currency Options for an Independent Scotland Brought to you by Yes Rutherglen. Join us for an evening of discussion with presentations and a guest panel of specialists. Chair is Angela Haggerty from the CommonSpace. Brief Resume of Panel Members Andy Anderson: Runs publishing firm “Anderson Publications Ltd”; founder member of Democratic Socialist Federation; worked for NUPE as senior Trade-Union Official; author of “Currency in an Independent Scotland”; co-author of “Moving ON” with Ronnie Morrison. Bob Ingram: Chartered Engineer, Chairman of Centre for Scottish Constitutional Studies; editor of Draft Constitution for Scotland; Kemnay Cell Leader during Yes campaign. Ronnie Morrison: Director & Accountant (retired) construction & manufacturing industries. Co-author of “Moving ON” – an independent currency for an independent Scotland. Mike Fenwick: Social entrepreneur, with 50 years experience in financial services, financial regulation and competition law.
livestream by
Independence Live

Starts at: 7.00pm Thu 25 Aug 2016

Speakers: Andy Anderson,Bob Ingram,Ronnie Morrison,Mike Fenwick,Angela Haggerty

Venue: Glencairn Venue, 151 Glasgow Road, Rutherglen G73 1ST G73 1ST
Alan Bissettt Talking at the Yes Cafe

Alan Bissettt Talking at the Yes Cafe

7.00pm Mon 22 Aug 2016

livestream by Ian Russell

435Alan Bissettt Talking at the Yes Cafe

Alan Bissett: Novelist, Playwright, Performer and Independence Supporter. Alan Bissett is an author and playwright from Hallglen, an area of Falkirk in Scotland. After the publication of his first two novels, Boyracers and The Incredible Adam Spark, he became known for his different take on Scots dialect writing, evolving a style specific to Falkirk, suffused with popular culture references and socialist politics. He also applied to be rector of Glasgow University in 2014. Bissett used to lecture in creative writing at Bretton Hall College, now part of the University of Leeds, and tutored the creative writing MLitt at the University of Glasgow alongside Janice Galloway and Tom Leonard. He became a full-time writer in December 2007. In March 2012, he became a "Cultural Ambassador" for National Collective, a creative organisation which supports Scottish Independence.
livestream by
Ian Russell

Starts at: 7.00pm Mon 22 Aug 2016
TIE Bloc Glasgow Pride Parade

TIE Bloc Glasgow Pride Parade

12.00pm Sat 20 Aug 2016
This year's Glasgow Pride Parade will be themed around the TIE campaign.

277TIE Bloc Glasgow Pride Parade This year's Glasgow Pride Parade will be themed around the TIE campaign.

TIE Bloc Glasgow Pride Parade https://www.facebook.com/events/1657878487865969/ This year's Glasgow Pride Parade will be themed around the TIE campaign. We would be delighted if you could make it along and be part of our block as we lead the parade through Glasgow city centre. We will be meeting at the gate at the west end of Glasgow Green, the Saltmarket/high court side at 11:00 am. Our hashtag for the day is #EducatetoLiberate - please use it when posting on social media from Pride!
livestream by
Independence Live

Starts at: 12.00pm Sat 20 Aug 2016

Venue: George Square, Glasgow G2

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Exploring a Universal Basic Income

Exploring a Universal Basic Income

5.00pm Fri 19 Aug 2016

698Exploring a Universal Basic Income

Speakers TBA
livestream by
Independence Live

Starts at: 5.00pm Fri 19 Aug 2016
Andrew Gordon & Hoodie Crows

Andrew Gordon & Hoodie Crows

8.45pm Thu 18 Aug 2016

livestream by Ian Russell

534Andrew Gordon & Hoodie Crows

Double bill at the Yes Cafe Hub. Celtic Folk Music. Andrew Gordon 8:45pm followed by The Hoodie Crows - Celtic folk duo 9:45pm
livestream by
Ian Russell

Starts at: 8.45pm Thu 18 Aug 2016
Demos Scotland Launch

Demos Scotland Launch

7.00pm Thu 18 Aug 2016
Anticipating the restoration of Scotland’s independence, Demos Scotland is a project with the aim of developing an online network devoted to the formulation of a Scottish Constitution. Dr Mark McNaught and Peter A Bell...

livestream by Democracy TV

317Demos Scotland Launch Anticipating the restoration of Scotland’s independence, Demos Scotland is a project with the aim of developing an online network devoted to the formulation of a Scottish Constitution. Dr Mark McNaught and Peter A Bell...

Anticipating the restoration of Scotland’s independence, Demos Scotland is a project with the aim of developing an online network devoted to the formulation of a Scottish Constitution. Demos Scotland is the brainchild of the project's co-directors, Dr Mark McNaught and Peter A Bell. Mark is Assistant Professor of Law, Philosophy and US Civilization at the University of Rennes. Among his many activities on behalf of Scotland's independence movement, Mark is a contributor to radical think-tank, Common Weal. Peter has a background in corporate imaging event organisation. Now retired, he works full time writing for various pro-independence online and print publications as well as undertaking occasional speaking engagement. The aim of Demos Scotland is to utilise modern communication and cooperation technology to create a network of expertise and ideas with the purpose of contributing to the process of conceiving a Scottish Constitution. Interested parties are cordially invited to attend the Demos Scotland launch event in order to learn more about the project and how they might contribute to the process of conceiving a new Constitution for Scotland.
livestream by
Democracy TV

Starts at: 7.00pm Thu 18 Aug 2016

Speakers: Dr Mark McNaught,Peter A Bell

Venue: Renfield St Stephen's Parish Church 260 Bath Street, G2 4JP Glasgow G2 4JP

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Stuart McHardy Author

Stuart McHardy Author

6.30pm Thu 18 Aug 2016

livestream by Ian Russell

175Stuart McHardy Author

Historian and author speaks about Scottish history and its relation to the modern day independence movement. At the Yes Cafe Hub
livestream by
Ian Russell

Starts at: 6.30pm Thu 18 Aug 2016
Settler Colonialism in Palestine

Settler Colonialism in Palestine

10.00am Sat 13 Aug 2016
North Lanarkshire SPSC are hosting a day long conference: BDS (Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions) is how we work for effective solidarity with the Palestinian people. What, though are we up against? Is there any positive exit from the nightmare?

287Settler Colonialism in Palestine North Lanarkshire SPSC are hosting a day long conference: BDS (Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions) is how we work for effective solidarity with the Palestinian people. What, though are we up against? Is there any positive exit from the nightmare?

The sessions include: ** Omar Barghouti is a founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. ** Ben White - 'Resistance to settler colonial framework/analysis' Ben is a writer, journalist, researcher, and activist, specialising in Palestine/Israel. He is author of ‘Israeli apartheid: a beginner’s guide’. ** Ruba Salih - 'How settler colonialism relates to refugees and the right of return'. Ruba works at SOAS University of London, Centre for Gender Studies and is a member of the London Middle East Institute (LMEI), Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies and Centre for Palestine Studies (CPS) ** Ilan Pappe - 'Israel, a settler colonial state'. Ilan is an Israeli historian and socialist activist. He is a professor with the College of Social Sciences and International Studies at the University of Exeter. He is author of ‘The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine’ and ‘The Idea of Israel’. ** Q&A and discussion with Ben White, Ruba Salih and Kate Aspinwal - Kate is involved in Kairos Britain Facilitators throughout the day include: ** Sam Macartney, Chair of UNISON Scotland International Committee and recently returned from a visit to Palestine ** Eurig Scandrett, Scottish Green Party and Friends of the Earth Scotland activist and co-author of 'Environmental Nakba' Friends of the earth international report ** Adie Nistelrooy, Manchester Palestine Action ** Doris Ghannem, BDS Berlin
livestream by
Independence Live

Starts at: 10.00am Sat 13 Aug 2016

Speakers: Omar Barghouti, Ilan Pappe, Ruba Salih, Ben White

Venue: 117 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9QG

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Macpolvo

Macpolvo

9.00pm Thu 11 Aug 2016
Folk Singers at Yes Cafe Hub

livestream by Ian Russell

249Macpolvo Folk Singers at Yes Cafe Hub

Folk duo Andrew Gordon and Euan Johnston at the Yes Cafe Hub. Andrew returns to the Hub with fellow folk entertainer Euan.
livestream by
Ian Russell

Starts at: 9.00pm Thu 11 Aug 2016
SNP Deputy Leader Hustings

SNP Deputy Leader Hustings

7.00pm Thu 11 Aug 2016
SNP Deputy Leader Hustings

1618SNP Deputy Leader Hustings SNP Deputy Leader Hustings

SNP Deputy Leader Husting... Yes..All four candidates - Angus Robertson, Alyn Smith, Tommy Sheppard and Chris McEleny - are coming to Dunfermline next Thursday evening.....and your invited! When and where: Thursday 11th August - arrive 7pm @ The Carnegie Conference Centre
livestream by
Independence Live

Starts at: 7.00pm Thu 11 Aug 2016

Speakers: Angus Robertson MP Alyn Smith MEP Robbie Sheppard MP Chris McEleny Cllr

Venue: Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline
Janet Fenton Scottish Secretary CND

Janet Fenton Scottish Secretary CND

4.00pm Tue 9 Aug 2016
Talk

livestream by Ian Russell

174Janet Fenton Scottish Secretary CND Talk

Janet Fenton Secretary of Scottish CND and organiser of Nuclear Watch. Also lifetime peace campaigner talks about above at the Yes Cafe Hub
livestream by
Ian Russell

Starts at: 4.00pm Tue 9 Aug 2016
OUR LAND: Scottish Land Festival 2016

OUR LAND: Scottish Land Festival 2016

2.00pm Sun 7 Aug 2016
OUR LAND: Scottish Land Festival 2016 - A Gaitherin in the Glens at Birnam Arts Centre

livestream by Democracy TV

617OUR LAND: Scottish Land Festival 2016 OUR LAND: Scottish Land Festival 2016 - A Gaitherin in the Glens at Birnam Arts Centre

OUR LAND: Scottish Land Festival 2016 - A Gaitherin in the Glens at Birnam Arts Centre on Sunday 7th August is a preview event to kick off the second Our Land Festival ahead of the campaign’s official launch on the Glorious Twelfth this year. Our Land is a month of talks, events and demonstrations across Scotland, organised by grassroots campaign to celebrate our connections with land, forests, rivers and lochs and to highlight our enduring problems with unaffordable, unavailable land – problems that won’t change fast despite recent legislation. OUR LAND: Scottish Land Festival 2016 - A Gaitherin in the Glens is organised jointly by Common Weal Angus and Women for Independence Highland Perthshire and aims to connect communities across the glens. The day will be hosted by broadcaster and Blossom author Lesley Riddoch and will have a keynote speech by Andy Wightman, Green MSP and land reform campaigner. There will also be talks from the Development Trust Association Scotland and various community owned land groups within Highland Perthshire and Angus. There will be a selection of stalls with information about various community owned projects and some fabulous home grown organic produce from The Field - Birnam and Dunkeld’s community growing project. There will be music too from the irreverent Tommy Mackay (The Daily Reckless). The whole event will be streamed by Democracy Live. OUR LAND: Scottish Land Festival 2016 - A Gaitherin in the Glens is a free event– though we’ll ask for a small donation to cover room hire and travel costs on the day. Please book pronto – there are only 135 seats available. After the official launch on 12th August 2016 OUR LAND: Scottish Land Festival 2016 aims to have four big events across Scotland to showcase local land campaigns, discover if the Land Reform and Community Empowerment Acts give communities useful levers for change and hear keynote speeches from new Green MSP Andy Wightman, Lesley Riddoch and Common Weal Director Robin McAlpine on Our Land’s five new demands for the new Parliament.
livestream by
Democracy TV

Starts at: 2.00pm Sun 7 Aug 2016

Speakers: Lesley Riddoch, Andy Wightman Green MSP,

Venue: Station Rd, Birnam, Dunkeld , UK PH8 0DS

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Tommy Sheppard for Depute Leader - Official Media Launch Event

Tommy Sheppard for Depute Leader - Official Media Launch Event

12.30pm Sat 6 Aug 2016
SNP members are invited to join Tommy Sheppard at the media launch of his bid to become Depute Leader of the SNP at the CCA in Glasgow. The event will be hosted by Hardeep Singh Kohli. Tommy will set out his vision for the role of Depute Leader in...

1235Tommy Sheppard for Depute Leader - Official Media Launch Event SNP members are invited to join Tommy Sheppard at the media launch of his bid to become Depute Leader of the SNP at the CCA in Glasgow. The event will be hosted by Hardeep Singh Kohli. Tommy will set out his vision for the role of Depute Leader in...

SNP members are invited to join Tommy Sheppard at the media launch of his bid to become Depute Leader of the SNP at the CCA in Glasgow. The event will be hosted by Hardeep Singh Kohli. Tommy will set out his vision for the role of Depute Leader in developing Party structures and engaging and supporting members to make the SNP a campaigning political organisation the like of which Scotland has never seen before, fit for future challenges, including Indyref2. There will be questions from the media then the floor will be opened out to wider discussion. It promises to be an intimate, informative and engaging event - come with questions for Tommy and be in at the start of what will be a lively and exciting campaign.
livestream by
Independence Live

Starts at: 12.30pm Sat 6 Aug 2016

Speakers: Tommy Sheppard,Hardeep Singh Kohli

Venue: Centre for Contemporary Arts 350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3JD G2 3JD
Colin Fox Talk at the Yes Cafe

Colin Fox Talk at the Yes Cafe

4.00pm Thu 4 Aug 2016

livestream by Ian Russell

243Colin Fox Talk at the Yes Cafe

Yes Cafe Hub Fringe event 325. Colin is always radical with a healthy social conscience. Today he is speaking on Scottish relationship with other countries and regions. A fresh radical talk with a Q and A.
livestream by
Ian Russell

Starts at: 4.00pm Thu 4 Aug 2016

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Working with organisers to take this event online. Date will likely change.
livestream by
Independence Live

Starts at: 11.00am Sat 24 Oct 2020
UPDATE! Beyond Nuclear - Helensburgh CND & SCND Conference

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