From socialist Sunday schools and workers’ education, to community learning and grassroots campaigning, those involved in movements for social change in Scotland traditionally sought to base their activism on a deep understanding of the root causes of social, environmental, economic and democratic injustices.
Join us on the mound (just behind the national gallery) for our monthly critical mass and we'll cycle, taking back the streets of Edinburgh, going where our hearts desire.
Pete Wilkinson helped establish Friends of the Earth, leaving after three years. In order to allow his natural campaigning flair to flourish he then joined Greenpeace UK. He was a co-founding member and became a central figure in the UK’s embryonic green movement.
Catch the Bus Week is a nationwide campaign aimed at driving awareness of the benefits of taking the bus. This year, the campaign runs from the 29 June to 5 July and there will be events, ticket giveaways and other activities taking place across the country, with bus companies, local authorities and passenger groups involved.
Read more about what is going on during Catch the Bus Week.
Join Buglife, Butterfly Conservation, Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Pearls in Peril, The British Dragonfly Society and others at Oban Community Fire Station for a day of talks and training celebrating the conservation of Scottish Invertebrates.
On 2 July 2005 more than 200,000 people marched in Edinburgh under the banner of Make Poverty History. In the aftermath and in response to the presence of the G8 leaders at Gleneagles there were more marches an
Ten years on we’ve certainly not made poverty history. What can we take from 2005 and the decade of organisation and struggle that has followed? What are the priorities for organising for social justice in 2015?
Responding to a statement by climate change Minister, Dr Aileen McLeod MSP, in the Scottish Parliament this afternoon, Tom Ballantine, Chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland said:
“Apart from the new energy efficiency commitment, the Scottish Government has yet again failed to commit to the tran
People from all over the world will be travelling to Paris to take part in massive demonstrations - would you be able come along and call for action on climate change?
John Dietz, Cycling Strategy Manager for Abellio ScotRail. Here is an interesting previous presentation and the Abellio supplement from Spokes 121.
Sarah Ryan, Active Travel Officer for Sestran, the South East Scotland Regional Transport Partnership
Susan Warren, Development Officer at Transform Scotland
Robert Drysdale, Campaign for Borders Rail and longstanding bike/rail user
The Gathering provides an opportunity for Scotland's climate change communities to showcase the significant efforts they are making to contribute towards Scotland’s efforts for a lower carbon future.
The theme of the 2015 Gathering is ‘celebration’ and the event aims to highlight and showcase the development resources, training packages and promotional events that have been created since 2008 and it is pleasing to note that many of these have come from Climate Challenge Fund funded groups themselves.