Events

EVENTS IN JULY

1. Tuesday 3rd July: ECND regular organising meeting, 6pm, Peace and Justice Centre, 5 Upper Bow, Edinburgh

2. Saturday 7th July 12.00pm No to Nato – join the nuclear ban.  Protest in solidarity with the demonstration that will be taking place in Brussels where the NATO summit meeting is taking place.  East end of Princes Street next to the Wellington Statue.

3. Friday 13th and Saturday 14th July Trump’s visit – keep an eye on the Facebook page and the websites for details of the events being organized by Scotland Against Trump

4.   POSTPONED:  Wednesday 18th July Open Meeting. Janet Fenton reporting on the ‘prep’ talks in Geneva

PAST EVENTS

EVENTS in JUNE
1. Saturday 2nd 10am to &pm and Sunday 3rd June 11am to 6pm; ‘Plants for Peace’ our annual fund-raising stall at the Meadows Festival Edinburgh. Meadows  EH9 9EX  The stall is number C26, that’s on Coronation Walk, which runs from the Meadows park pavilion on Melville Drive to Chalmers Street, past the funfair.
2. 1. Tuesday 5th June: ECND regular organising meeting, 6pm, Peace and Justice Centre, 5 Upper Bow, Edinburgh
3. Saturday 9th June: monthly leafleting, 12.30 pm at the East End of Princes Street.
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Stall at Leith Festival Gala Day on Leith Links EH6 7QR 9am to 5pm
4. Tuesday 19th June: Public Meeting with  Bruce Gagnon from the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, Will Griffin (US Vet for Peace) and Mary Beth Sullivan (also from the Global Network). 7pm at the Peace and Justice Centre 5 Upper Bow, Edinburgh EH1 2JN.
This should be a good launch for events around Trumps visit (13th/14th July)
5.Thursday 28th June 7.30pm

No to War, No to Trump – Edinburgh Stop the War public meeting – with Lindsey German – Stop the War UK’s convener – at the Augustine Church, George 4th Bridge

6. CAAT events in Glasgow 23rd to 26th June: see main page.

 

EVENTS in MAY
1. Tuesday 1st May : ECND regular organising meeting, 6pm, Peace and Justice Centre, 5 Upper Bow, Edinburgh
2. Wednesday 2nd May 5pm Debate in Scottish Parliament about Nuclear Weapons Convoys. Mark Ruskell is booking a room where we can discuss what was said afterwards and have some refreshments. Please let us know if you want to join us. 
3. Saturday 5th May: The Edinburgh CND supported May Day march and rally will take place on Saturday 5th May. Assemble (top of) Johnston Terrace 11.30 for 12 noon. March behind the Edinburgh CND banner and join us for the rally in the Pleasance Theatre from 12.30.
4. Saturday 12th May: monthly leafleting, 12.30 pm at the East End of Princes Street
5. Tuesday 15th May International Conscientious Objectors Day Annual Vigil
5-6pm. Foot of the Mound, by National Gallery off Princes St, Edinburgh. Followed by: Opposing War: Memorial Design Launch 6:30 – 8pm. Doors 6:10pm for a cup of Tea Quaker Meeting House followed by wreath laying
6. Saturday 19th May: PLEASE NOTE BOTH EVENTS PLANNED FOR THIS DAY HAVE BEEN POSTPONED
7. Wednesday 30th May: ICAN meeting in Edinburgh
 

In June: Once again we’re having our ‘Plants For Peace’ stall at the Meadows Festival. Saturday and Sunday the 2nd and 3rd of June, sharing with Edinburgh Stop The War. This is our biggest event of the year, enjoyable, but tiring! raising our profile and earning the cash we need for our campaigning against nuclear weapons.                                             We need your help, please get in touch edinburghcnd@yahoo.com if you can offer any help whatsoever (on the day or growing plants before hand)

In the longer run: Scotland is going to welcome the world to Faslane on Saturday September 22nd from 12 noon. Under the banner ‘Nae Nukes, Anywhere’ we plan to celebrate the UN Treaty banning nuclear weapons and, at the site where the UK’s Trident missiles are based, say loud and clear we want them scrapped – for good. You want to help? Contact Edinburgh CND edinburghcnd@yahoo.com
There will be a bus going from Edinburgh: It will leave Joppa/Portobello at 8.00 am. Pick up points at Waterloo Place and Haymarket.
Return from Faslane is 3.30pm
EVENTS in APRIL 
  1. Tuesday 3rd April: ECND regular organising meeting, 6pm, Peace and Justice Centre, 5 Upper Bow, Edinburgh.
  2. Wednesday 4th April: Trip to Faslane. Edinburghcnd@yahoo.com
  3. Saturday 14th April: monthly leafleting, 12.30 pm at the East End of Princes Street (combined with Don’t Bomb Syria)
  4. Thursday 19th April: Trip to Faslane. Edinburghcnd@yahoo.com
  5. Saturday 21st April: Don’t Bomb Syria, leafletting and petitioning at the east end of Princes Street 12 -2pm
  6. Thursday 26th April: 7.30pm – Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh– Public Meeting with Tim Coles author of “Fire and Fury: How the US Isolates North Korea, Encircles China and Risks Nuclear War in Asia” and Dave Webb Chair of CNDUK Organised by EdinburghCND and Edinburgh Stop the War.

 

EVENTS in MARCH
1.  Tuesday 6 March: ECND regular organising meeting, 6pm, Peace and Justice Centre, 5 Upper Bow, Edinburgh.
2. Friday 9 March:  Next full working group meeting for the big Faslane demonstration on the 22nd September (note new date) at the SCND office in Glasgow at 5.30pm (77 Southpark Ave G12 8LE).
Edinburgh CND are running a bus to the demo ‘The Sheila Skinner Faslane Bus’ in memory of Sheila who died in January.
3. Saturday 10 March: monthly leafleting, 12.30 pm at the East End of Princes Street. Followed by 140,000 Origami Cranes Workshop  2 – 4pm at the Peace and Justice Centre. 
4. Saturday 17 March: Scotland Endangered Helensburgh Parish Church Halls, Colquhoun St, 10.30 – 6 pm, organised by Helensburgh CND.
Join Helensburgh CND and their conference to hear about the hazards associated with nuclear weapons regardless of whether or not anyone ever actually pushes the button.Radioactive materials are transported on our roads, from our airports and on our railways, and our air and water are contaminated by radioactive elements and processes. This follows Edinburgh’s successful meeting on the 21st. If you missed it you can see and hear a recording on our Facebook page.
5. POSTPONED Saturday 24th March: 2.30pm – Public Meeting at the Augustine Church, George 4thBridge – POSTPONED
6. Next Faslane trip first week April

 

 

EVENTS IN JANUARY 2018

  1. Saturday 13 January 2018, monthly leafleting 1230 East End of Princes Street
  2. Wednesday 17 January 2018, Film Screening: Nuclear Savage
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    7 to 9pm
    Augustine United Church
    41 to 43 George IV Bridge
    Edinburgh

    For Facebook event click here
    For Eventbrite tickets click here.It was a Pacific island paradise…until the United States tested nuclear weapons and conducted secret human radiation experiments. Experiments that would remain top-secret for decades, until now.
    This documentary reveals a shocking political expose, and an intimate ethnographic portrait of Pacific Islanders struggling for survival, dignity and justice after decades of top-secret human radiation experiments conducted on them by the US government.
    As geopolitical tensions between nuclear armed states continue to escalate, please join us to watch this timely reminder of the humanitarian devastation caused by nuclear weapons. Weapons that threaten our very survival as long as they are allowed to exist.
    Entry by donation (suggested amount: £3 to help Edinburgh CND cover the cost of room hire).
    Please book through Eventbrite if you would like to reserve a place. However, we will also be allowing folk to turn up on the day.
  3. Visit to Faslane Peace Camp; provisionally Saturday 27th Feb. Contact us to check.

EVENTS IN FEBRUARY:

1. Tuesday 6th February. Monthly planning meeting 6pm at the Peace and Justice Centre.
2. Saturday 10th February: Monthly leafleting 1230 at the East End of Princes Street.
3. Wednesday 21st February: Open Meeting on Nuclear Convoys. 7pm at the Peace and justice Centre
Draft Calendar for rest of 2018 
Business meetings:1st Tuesday of the month. 6pm at the Peace & Justice Centre, 5 Upper Bow, Edinburgh, EH1 2JN
6th March, 3rd April, 1st May, 5th June, 3rd July, 7th August, 2nd October, 6th November, 4th December (AGM and Social)
Open Meetings: Usually 3rd Wednesday of the month
See Website, Face book and Twitter for future months
Leafletting on the 2nd Saturday of each month, starting 1230.
Dates are 10th March, 14th April, 12th May, 9th June, 14th July, 11th August, 8th September, 13th October, 10th November and 8th December
Monthly, roughly, a peace convoy takes donated stuff through to Faslane Peace Camp, your donations or help welcomed.
Other Events
May Day march and Rally, stall. Saturday 5th May
Meadows Festival, joint stall with Edinburgh Stop The War, Saturday and Sunday 2nd/3rd June
Hiroshima Day Monday August 6th, The Mound. Also Edinburgh Festival of Spirituality and Peace during the month.
September 15th Anti Trident Demo Helensburgh/Faslane
October: Edinburgh World Justice Festival. Also motions to SCND AGM. Commemoration of 66th anniversary of 1st UK bomb text.
November: Scottish CND AGM. Centenary of armistice.
December 4th our AGM and social.

 

 

EVENTS in DECEMBER

  1. Saturday 2nd December: Edinburgh CND will have a stall at the Radical Fair between 1pm and 5pm. We will have SCND cards and jewellery for sale, as well as plenty of campaigning materials: Augustine United Church, 41-43 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh. This will be the day of our next visit to the Faslane Peace Camp. See main post for details
  2.  4th December, 7 pm,Nuclear Savage Film + video conference with Pacific ICAN campaigner   Glasgow CCA (350 Sauchiehall Street). This will be repeated in January for Edinburgh
  3. Tuesday 5th December: Edinburgh CND monthly meeting with AGM and winter treats, all welcome: 6pm to 7.30pm, Peace and Justice Centre, 5 Upper Bow, Edinburgh EH1 2JN.
  4. Friday 8th December: UN House, a partner organisation of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), will hold an open party on the eve of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, featuring Protest in Harmony: from 5.30 pm, Dolphin House, 4 Hunter Square, Edinburgh EH1 1Q
  5. Saturday 9th December: UK CND Day has called a nationwide Day of Action to celebrate ICAN’s Nobel Peace prize win and to promote the United Nations treaty banning nuclear weapons. We will be having our monthly stall that day and intend to make it a part of this event: 12.00 noon (note earlier time) at the East End of Princes Street.
EVENTS in November
1. Saturday 4th: SCND Stall at Edinburgh’s Ecofair  The Out of the Blue Drill Hall from 10am to 4pm. White Poppies will also be on sale on the SfB Bookstall
2. Tuesday 7th: Monthly organising meeting 6-7pm at the Peace and Justice Centre
3. Saturday 11th: Monthly leafleting 1230 East End of Princes Street. White Poppy Selling.
4. Saturday 11th (also): SCND annual conference St Columba’s by the Castle, 14 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW.  Registration is from 10 am and the meeting starts at 10:30 am. The meeting should last until about 3 pm and a lunch will be provided. The agenda is available on the website
5. Sunday  12th 1pm to 4pm Poppies for Peace film showing. Grassmarket Community Project Candlemaker Row
6. Wednesday 15thSocially Constructed Radiation Hazards: Nuclear Power and Fracking   4 – 5.30 pm 
 Staff Room, sixth floor Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square Edinburgh EH8 9LD
 7.  Wednesday 15th: Don’t Bank on the Bomb Scotland invites you to a Stop Funding Nukes public meeting in the Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria St, Edinburgh EH1 2JL on 2017. Doors open at 6:30 pm and meeting starts at 7 pm. This is an Edinburgh CND supported event
8++Gerry Mulvenna has kindly agreed to shoot a wee video to send a message to ICAN in Oslo from all Scottish supporters. If you can participate, please come to the foot of Castle Street, Edinburgh for ten am on Saturday 25th November.
9. Monthly peace convoy tba to Faslane Peace Camp-donations welcome.
 October Events.

Wednesday 11th October 7pm at the Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace: Faslane Peace Camp – what can we learn – organized by Edinburgh CND https://www.facebook.com/events/1928856954056199/ 

 

1. Reminder: The Peace Boat will be visiting Edinburgh on the 3rd October between 2.30 and 9.00pm
There will be Hibakusha on board, and young climate change ambassadors from Japan along with other Japanese participants when peace boat is visiting Edinburgh.
More about the young people here:
  In the early evening they will visit the Peace and Justice Centre, and the Paper Crane Project. They arrive at the Centre at 7pm so we will see them after our monthly organising meeting (6-7pm, same venue) .

 

2. The Edinburgh World Justice Festival, of which Edinburgh CND is a part, is organising or supporting a number of important meetings over the next three weeks.  We hope to see you at some of them.

Saturday 30th September: Festival Launch 6-8pm Fig Tree Cafe EH1 1SU

Sunday 1st October; Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre: Campaign Non-Viloence. Bridgend Farmhouse EH16 4TD 1-5pm AND Opening of From Hiroshima to Faslane exhibition at Methodist Church. Runs 7pm 1st Oct to 1pm on 7th

Wednesday 4th October, at 50 George Square, Room G04, Screening of Shadow World (organized by CAAT and Take One Action), Panel Discussion includes Stop the War https://www.facebook.com/events/474657216228840/ 

Thursday 5th October 7pm at the Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace – The Shadow World – inside the global arms trade – with author and activist Andrew Feinstein (Edinburgh Stop the War and others). NB The film can be seen the day before 4th October 7pm at 50 George Square EH8 9JU https://www.facebook.com/events/142391576367622/

Monday 9th October 7pm at the Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace: International Peace – Women’s Campaigns organized by SWILPF https://www.facebook.com/events/1675467595806046/?

Wednesday 11th October 7pm at the Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace: Faslane Peace Camp – what can we learn – organized by Edinburgh CND https://www.facebook.com/events/1928856954056199/ 

Saturday 14th October: Conference 10am to 6pm Kings Hall Community Church

Monday 16th October 7.30pm at the Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace: Learning from mass movements against war – organizing for the future – organized by Edinburgh Stop the War

++++for the full festival programme go to www.ewjf.org.uk

EDINBURGH CND CALENDAR FOR July-December 2017

AUGUST
 Tuesday 1st August 6pm. Monthly meeting at the Peace and Justice Centre.
Hiroshima Day Sunday 6th August-Mound Precinct/ Princes Street Time 6pm-7pm  https://www.facebook.com/events/1506560019405375/?
Leaflet/street stall second Saturday (12th) 1230pm East End of Princes Street
 Monthly peace convoy to Faslane Peace Camp-donations welcome.
SEPTEMBER
September 8th Monthly meeting 6pm Peace and Justice Centre
Stalls at Unis/Colleges?
Leaflet/street stall second Saturday (9th) 1230 East End of Princes St
Special Edinburgh CND Public Meeting:                                                                                     122 States voted to adopt the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at the UN in New York 7 July 2017 – a landmark international agreement that outlaws, categorically, the worst weapons of mass destruction and establishes a pathway to their elimination. WHERE: Edinburgh Peace & Justice Centre, 5 Upper Bow, Edinburgh, 
EH1 2JN  (Next to Quaker Meeting House)

WHEN: Wednesday, 13th September 2017
TIME: 5 pm -7pm  
Monthly peace convoy to Faslane peace camp-donations welcome.
OCTOBER
October 3rd, Tuesday,  Monthly meeting and meet the Peace Boat
Edinburgh World Justice Festival event-Tuesday 11th-Edinburgh CND host 2 Faslane Peace Campers: Theme: Fighting Back
Organise for SCND AGM eg attendance/motions
Leaflet/street stall second Saturday (14th) 1230 East End of Princes St
Monthly peace convoy to Faslane Peace Camp-donations welcome.
    DECEMBER
December 5th Monthly meeting: AGM and Xmas social 6pm Peace and Justice Centre
Leaflet/street stall second Saturday (9th) 1230 East End of Princes Street
Monthly peace convoy to Faslane Peace Camp-donations welcome.

 

EDINBURGH CND CALENDAR FOR May-December 2017

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