Events

Next Edinburgh CAAT group events:

CAAT Edinburgh meeting (September)
Monday 16 September at 7pm to 8.45pm
at the Edinburgh Quaker Meeting House
Our regular group meet-up – newcomers welcome!

Upcoming peace events across Scotland:

Together We Are Powerful: Stories of Resistance
Saturday 21 September, open all day
at Customs Wharf, Edinburgh
A unique exhibition collecting images and artefacts from decades of creative activism as communities around the world.

Facilitator Training for PeaceBuilders: Cooperative Games & Conflict Resolution for Primary Schools 
Sunday 22 September, 10am to 5pm
Initial training followed by an 8 week volunteer placement. Contact Edinburgh Peace and Justice on the link above for more info and to register.

From Chernobyl to Faslane: the nuclear emergency
Tuesday 1 October, 7pm to 9pm
at Quaker Meeting House, Edinburgh
Discussion about the dangers of nuclear power and to debate the ongoing presence of nuclear weapons on Scottish soil.

War School Screening @ EWJF
Tuesday 15 October, 6.30pm to 9pm
at David Hume Tower, Edinburgh
This documentary looks at the dangers militarism poses to the nation’s youngest generations.

Shadow World Screening @ EWJF
Thursday 17 October, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
at David Hume Tower, Edinburgh
Join us to watch Shadow World, a film which reveals how the international arms trade fosters corruption, determines economic and foreign policies, undermines democracy and creates widespread suffering.

Just Transition: Employment, Energy and Environment
Saturday 16 November, 10am to 5pm
at St Ninian’s Hall, Edinburgh
Learn about the practicalities of turning the idea of a just transition into a reality.

Recent events:

#ToYemenWithLove
Saturday 15th June from 12:00 – 18:00
at Glasgow School of Art, 20 Scott Street, Glasgow, G3 6PE
An Event in Glasgow full of poetry, music, art, Yemeni culture, as well as speakers highlighting the situation in Yemen. All profits will be donated to Yemen Aid. Live Painting & After Party continues from 21:00 – 3:00.

Conscientious Objectors Day Vigil
Wednesday 15 May at 5pm to 6pm
at The Mound, Edinburgh

DSEI Arms Fair: Awareness Raising and Information Exchange
Friday 17th May at 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm
at Room 3.24, St Leonard’s Land, Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ

Risks of Conflict and Options for Peace in the 2020s
Thursday 7 March 2019, 7pm-8.45pm
Sanctuary, Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL
An evening with Paul Rogers, Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University. What will be the most likely causes of international conflict in the 2020s, what are the best ways of responding to them and improving the prospects for a less violent world, and what roles can Scotland play?

RISE: Radical Fair Edinburgh
Saturday 23 February, 12-5pm
Sanctuary, Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL
Stalls from campaigning organisations across Edinburgh, including Edinburgh CAAT; books to browse; music, tea, coffee and cake; and space to talk and catch up with friends.

Which Way Forrit in Scotland?
Tuesday 12th February 2019, 7pm – Yes Hub, Edinburgh
Wednesday 13th February 2019, 6:30pm – Quaker Meeting House, Glasgow
Thursday 14th February 2019, 7:30pm – Quaker Meeting House, Edinburgh                          As an ICAN partner, Scottish CND invites discussion of Brexit, NATO, PESCO and Europe with our European friends; Ann Patterson (Belfast Peace People – Nobel Laureate), Roger Cole (Irish Peace and Neutrality), Dave Webb (CND UK, Keep Space 4 Peace) and Anne Palm (Wider Security Network Finland).

Update on nuclear risk at Hunterston B nuclear power station Scotland
Tuesday 5 February 2019, 4pm-5.30pm
Room LG.11 David Hume Tower, George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LL
Come and hear Dr Ian Fairlie’s report back on a meeting between the Office of Nuclear Regulation and the Nuclear Free Local Authorities about Hunterston B – a nuclear power station in the west of Scotland since 1976.

Scotland: A Peace History
26th January 2019, 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Quaker Meeting House, Edinburgh
Scottish CND received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to organise a mobile exhibition and online resource charting the history of the Scottish peace movement for SCND’s sixtieth anniversary. For more information on the exhibition visit http://www.banthebomb.org/history