Between now and the election on May 22nd, Maggie will be heading out and about across the country speaking about the European elections, Scottish Independence, and how we can bring about change. She is happy to come and speak at an event in your area, and help spread the message of a just and welcoming Scotland. Email us and let us know the details of your event and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible (If Maggie is unavailable, we’ll do our best to find you another speaker from the list of Green MEP candidates).
If there’s not already an event happening in your area that Maggie can speak at, why not organise one? This is a brilliant way to help the campaign to elect Scotland’s first Green MEP, and can also help boost activity in your area. We’ll be happy to give you support and link you up with other groups near you who might be interested in hosting a joint event.
To invite Maggie to speak, to discuss your ideas about hosting an event, or if you have any questions about the events on this page, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCOTLAND-WIDE: Polling Day
All day, Thursday 22 May.
Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm. You can only vote at your own polling station, the location of which is on the polling card which you should have had delivered a few weeks ago. You don’t need your polling card to vote, but if you didn’t receive one, check that you are registered to vote with your local council.-They can also tell you where your polling station is.
Most other European countries vote on Sunday 25 May, so results will be announced after those polls have closed.
EDINBURGH: Leafletting and canvassing
EVERY DAY until the election, various locations around Edinburgh
There will be opportunities to help elect Maggie every day from now until the election on 22 May. We’ll be delivering information about Maggie and the Greens, and on some days going door-to-door to talk to people about the election. Don’t worry if you’ve never done anything like this before! You’ll be given everything you need and you can be paired with an experienced campaigner. See what’s on today at the Facebook event, and contact organiser Mike Williamson if you have any questions.
GLASGOW: Glasgow Skeptics European hustings
7pm – 9.30pm, Monday 19 May. The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street, Glasgow, G2 7DA
Maggie will face the other candidates in this debate organised by Glasgow Skeptics, making the case for evidence-based policymaking and intellectual freedom. This should be a great event; Glasgow Skeptics organised one of the biggest referendum debates so far – you can watch Patrick Harvie in that debate here.
EDINBURGH: Dyke March Scotland
11am, Saturday 17 May. Meet at the statue of Adam Smith, High Street, Edinburgh
On the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, Maggie will be speaking at the start of Dyke March Scotland 2014, which celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans women in Scotland.
The march will assemble from 11am and depart after speeches at noon, walking down George IV Bridge to Bristo Square, along Lauriston Road, down Lady Lawson Street, and along Fountainbridge to the Tollcross Community Centre, where there will be a Community Fair from 1pm to 3:30pm with facepainting, tea and cakes, and great community stalls!
EDINBURGH: They Will Not Divide Us! Demonstration against the SDL
12pm, Saturday 17 May. Meet at the top of the Waverley Steps, Princes Street, Edinburgh
The fascist Scottish Defence League are planning to march in Edinburgh in an effort to whip up race hate against Muslims. As always, there will be a counter-demonstration to show that Scotland does not want racists on our streets. Maggie will be speaking at the start of the demonstration.
GLASGOW: Leafletting and stall
4.15pm – 6.15pm, Friday 16 May and 11am, Saturday 17 May. Email email@example.com for details
On Friday, Glasgow Greens will be handing out campaign leaflets at train stations and the bus station in the city centre. If you can spare even half an hour to help out, that would be brilliant.
On Saturday we will be holding a stall in the city centre, from mid morning onwards, again handing out postcards and making ourselves visible to the general public.
If you can join us on either Friday or Saturday, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. If you can’t make it but would like to help, get in touch on the same address and we’ll arrange for you to leaflet your local train station next week.
DUMFRIES: Yes to a Green Scotland in Europe
7pm, Friday 16 May. Solway suite, DG One Leisure Complex, Hoods Loaning, Dumfries, DG1 2HT.
Meet Maggie and find out more about the Green vision for a just and welcoming Scotland and a Europe that works for people, not profit.
SCOTLAND-WIDE: Brian Taylor’s Big Debate
12pm, Friday 16 May. BBC Radio Scotland
Maggie will debating the issues with candidates from the other main parties, chaired by the BBC Scotland political editor Brian Taylor. She was a lone voice of reason in the Newsnight debate, so we look forward to more of the same! You’ll be able to listen live here, or if you miss it, listen again.
BIGGAR: Women of Biggar Drop-In Cafe
12pm – 4pm, Friday 16 May and 10am-2pm, Monday 19 May. Gillespie Centre, 74 High Street, Biggar, ML12 6BJ
Drop-in for a coffee and an informal chat with other local women to find out more about how your vote in the referendum will affect you and your family. Green campaigners Sarah Beattie-Smith and Janet Moxley will be available to answer your questions about the referendum and chat about the Green vision for a just, welcoming and peaceful independent Scotland. Organised by Women for Independence. All women welcome!
EDINBURGH: Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations Europe Hustings
2pm, Monday 28 April, Surgeon’s Hall, Edinburgh
Full details available on the SCVO website.
EDINBURGH: Combating Poverty in Europe / Poverty Alliance political panel
3.00pm, Thursday 17 April, Seminar Room 1Chrystal Macmillan Building, University of Edinburgh,
15a George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LD
Green Euro list candidate Chas Booth will be debating Europe’s role in tackling poverty with David Coburn (UKIP), Siobhan Mathers (Lib Dems), Asim Khan (Labour), Stephen Gethins (SNP) and Iain McGill (Conservative), as part of a free all-day event on “Addressing poverty, minimum income provision, & active inclusion in Europe” hosted by Edinburgh University’s Combating Poverty in Europe (COPE) project and The Poverty Alliance.
ULLAPOOL: Yes Ullapool! public meeting
7.30pm, Monday 14 April, Ullapool Village Hall, 24 Market Street, Ullapool, IV26 2XE
Maggie will be discussing the Green vision for an independent Scotland with Ivan McKee of Business for Scotland, Alastair Hutchison of Liberal Democrat Voters for Independence, George (Andy) Anderson of Labour for Independence, and Natalie McGarry of Women for Independence. The event will be chaired by award-winning ex-BBC journalist Iain MacDonald.
ULLAPOOL: Campaigning with Maggie and Jean Urquhart MSP
Meet at 10.30pm, Friday 14 April, The Ceilidh Place, 12-14 West Argyle Street, Ullapool, IV26 2TY
Maggie will campaigning around Ullapool with Jean Urquhart, independent MSP for the Highlands and Islands. Meet Maggie and Jean for a morning coffee at the Ceilidh Place if you’d like to join them for anything from an hour to the full day.
INVERNESS: Green Yes / Radical Independence Mass Canvass
1.00pm, Sunday 13 April, Merkinch Community Centre, Coronation Park, Inverness, IV3 8AD
Maggie is leading an afternoon of indyref campaigning, as Green Yes joins forces with Radical Independence to register voters and boost turnout in the Merkinch area of Inverness. All welcome, whether beginner or seasoned activist, and from any party or none. Full instructions, canvass sheets and leaflets will be provided, and you’ll have the chance to pair with a more experienced campaigner if you want to.