Events

Next Edinburgh CAAT group events:

CAAT Edinburgh meeting (July)
Monday 1st July at 7pm to 8.45pm
at the Edinburgh Quaker Meeting House
Our regular group meet-up – newcomers welcome!

CAAT Edinburgh meeting (September)
Monday 2nd September at 7pm to 8.45pm
at the Edinburgh Quaker Meeting House
Our regular group meet-up – newcomers welcome!

Upcoming peace events across Scotland:

Love Culture Hate Racism
Saturday 20 April, 12pm to 4pm
at Augustine United Church, Edinburgh
Join Muslim Women’s Association of Edinburgh to celebrate our diverse city and say No To Racism! 

Scottish Peace Network Monthly Vigil
Thursday 25 April at 5pm to 6pm
at Dewar’s Statue on Buchanan Street, Glasgow

Solidarity Ceilidh
Saturday 27 April at 7pm to 9pm
at The Kings Hall, Edinburgh
A celebration ceilidh for Global Justice Now and Jubilee Scotland. With Greater Spotted Ceilidh Band, and all dances called. 

#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.

World Fair Trade Gathering 
Saturday 11 May at 5pm
at Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Concert and ceilidh with loads of exciting bands and musicians

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

Recent events:

How We Win: Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaignin
Saturday 18 May, 9.30 am to 5.00 pm
at Room 3.24, St Leonard’s Land, Holyrood Rd [opp St John’s St], Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ

Are you angry about Climate Disruption, Nuclear Weapons or the Arms Trade? Are you concerned about the Rights of Refugees or the rise of the far right? Do you want to end Zero Hours Contracts and the poverty of Austerity? Then this workshop is for you!

Come join us for a workshop with Peace News campaigners on how to take effective action to create changes we want to see in the world. Drawing on decades of activist experience and based on the book How We Win by George Lakey, we will look at best practices for fostering cooperative, inclusive campaigns and how campaigns can become building blocks for a movement of movements that transforms an unjust society. People with all levels of experience are welcome!

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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

Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) Edinburgh Group invite you to an Awareness Raising and Information Exchange workshop about the DSEI 2019 “Arms Trade Fair”. The Defence and Security Equipment International DSEI 2019 (strapline “Celebrating Twenty Years”) is due to happen Tuesday 10 to Thursday 13 September 2019 in London Docklands.

We hope to act to close down the preparations Monday 2 to Monday 9 September 2019. This evening meeting will help Scotland-based campaigners learn more about the UK-wide campaign and start to plan our involvement from Scotland. The meeting will be fun and informal and all are welcome, whether you plan to go down to London for the protests or not. Bring & Share food.

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CAAT Edinburgh – Schools Sessions Planning Group
Thursday 9 May at 7pm to 9pm
Please email us on CAATEdinburgh@live.com for location details!

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