BORDERS GREENS NEWS
NEXT BRANCH MEETING
Details of next branch meeting to be confirmed.
Borders Greens are now able to return to some kind of normal regarding meetings and events. We have learned that having the ability to access via virtual online platforms enables greater inclusivity especially in our vast rural region with areas of poor broadband and limited public transport services, so we will, where we can, make our meetings and events hybrid to join us ‘in person’ and online.
Our branch members have been busy planning and organising events for the Autumn through the Winter and into next year. Viewable PDF document HERE
‘Walk and Talk’ meet ups will be happening across the Borders. Join us for an informal scenic walk with other Borders Greens for a wee blether including discussing some current relevant issues. Date of next one tbc we are all currently busy with the local election campaign.
Our Green News are newsletters containing local and national news articles, they have recently been getting printed (on recycled paper) and delivered through your doors but previously our branch delivered E-Newsletters via email to our members and published online on the branch Facebook, Twitter and this website, these are available to view via the links below.
Scottish Borders Greens Newsletter Summer 2017 an oldie but a goodie, some cracking articles worth a read.
SCOTTISH BORDERS GREENS – MANIFESTO FOR A BETTER BORDERS 2022 published for the local council elections.
Saturday 22nd January the branch held our first Walk and Talk meet-up.
It was a really good turnout and lovely weather for our Walk and Talk event at The Policies and Gala Hill to launch the Borders Greens local election campaign. Members and supporters old and new joined our leisurely amble to share opinions on local green issues and eat cake (thank you Cat and Shelagh); but most importantly to chat to our two target-to-win candidates Neil and Dominic. All socially distanced and in small groups we stopped at the trigpoint on Gala Hill to see some of the damage done by storm Arwen and then ‘masked up’ for a photo shoot. It was wonderful to see everyone in person after two years without any face-to-face events.
Scottish Borders Greens have continued to be active during the Covid-19 pandemic, mainly through our Facebook page, where we have been keeping you up to date with some of the work of our wonderful Scottish Greens MSPs.
As you would expect there have been no major programme of local events, we hope 2022 will bring better things and we can pick up from where we left off.
It was great to have Scottish Green Party co-leader Lorna Slater in the Borders on Thursday 30th January, delivering an excellent and thought-provoking talk on Antarctica and climate change at Stow Primary School, itself an inspiring centre for environmental education and activism.
We had a bumper audience (60) of local folk and no shortage of questions and debate – many thanks to Lorna, to Green Stow and of course Stow Primary School for hosting, and to everyone who came out on a cold windy January night!
Scottish Borders Greens took part in the national re-launch of the Green YES campaign in St Boswells on Saturday 1st February.