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4. Spokes Spring Public Meeting, Augustine United Church, Edinburgh, Wed 23rd March

The meeting will be a hustings for the May 5th Holyrood elections – with an exciting line-up of speakers, and a new format to enable maximum testing of and engagement with each candidate!! Candidates for the Parliament from the 5 main parties will each speak for 5 minutes about cycling in the context of their wider transport policies.  They will then spend 10 minutes each in subgroups of the audience, so that each candidate gets a real grilling – by you!!


Time… 7.30pm; open 6.45 for coffee, stall, exhibition and chat.

For more info email: symondsmark [at] hotmail [dot] com or go to Spokes website:


5. World of Work Glow Meeting – Renewable Energy Sector, 2 -3pm, 23rd March

The renewable energy sector is set to become one of the fastest growing sectors in Scotland, offering many exciting career opportunities for young people. Join this interactive Glow meet to find out more. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in challenges, ask questions and learn about the career paths taken by three individuals. This meet is broadly aimed at learners in secondary schools but may be of interest to primary schools too.


Join this Glow meet on the 23rd March 2011 in the World of Work Wednesday Glow meet room at

Please direct technical queries regarding Glow to Jennifer McDougall on emailj [dot] mcdougall [at] LTScotland [dot] org [dot] uk. All other queries should be directed to Ian Menzies, Development Officer (Developing Global Citizens) on email: i [dot] menzies [at] LTScotland [dot] org [dot] uk or Tel: 0141 282 5160.


6. SDE Network Conference, Godfrey Thomson Hall, Universty of Edinburgh, 31st March

The SDE Network’s annual conference is an opportunity for the SDE community to meet, talk, share and learn.  This year’s Keynote Speaker will by Prof Tim Kasser, author of Common Cause and The High Price of Materialism.  There will also be a varied programme of workshops where delegates can share knowledge, develop skills and learn practical activities.


Cost – £50 for non-members or £20 for SDE Network Members. Places at this event are limited.

To book your place please contact Abi Cornwall: coordinator [at] sdenetwork [dot] org, tel: 07506 189 600


7. Growing Communities in Scotland, Edinburgh Regional Meeting, 5th April

This is a great opportunity to meet other people involved with community and therapeutic farms, gardens and growing projects in the Edinburgh area. On this day there will be an look at the work of the Grassmarket Community Project, a workshop on top tips for grant funding success, and a visit to the Royal Edinburgh Hospital Community Garden.


For more information email: naomi [at] farmgarden [dot] org [dot] uk or tel: 0131 623 7058.


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