Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Some info on the Dec 3rd Demo and CCC in Scotland

Gavin Smith wrote:

> The information of the Scotland Demonstration follows. I hope this covers the information that you need. The group is becoming stronger all the time up here with more and more interested people joining and getting involved. If you need to know any more info on the demo please do not hessitate to contact me.
> The Edinburgh demonstration will meet in East Market Street (Next to the Waverly) at 11:00 am. We will then march at 11:30 round the Mound down the Royal Mile and finish at the Scottish parliament. Here we will stay until about 3:00pm.
> We are currently lining up speakers for this. So far Duncan McLaren from FoE Scotland, Mark Ballard from the Scottish Green Party and Lesley Riddoch, broadcaster and journalist have all expressed interest. These are not confirmed though so it may be a good idea to leave them out of the web page for now. I will let you know when we have them confirmed. As for the march itself the council have had our application for several weeks now but have not confirmed. We are advertising the meeting point still though as this is the area least likely to be contentious with the council.
> The intentions of our protest in Scotland are as follows;
> -To ask our politicians to take action on climate change and that a strong international follow up to Kyoto is the best way to do this.
> -To highlight Tony Blaire’s current withdrawal from reduced emission targets.
> -To show the world the Scotland cares about climate change
> -To help create and strengthen connections with people across Scotland who wish to prevent climate change.
> Campaign against Climate Change has the following groups accross Scotland
> Edinburgh-
> Glasgow-
> Dundee - Alan Kelly
> Aberdeen- or
> We have managed to get the following groups to support the March so far but we expect more to join in.
> Groups that support the CCC march
> * Peace and Justice- Shown interest. Can show posters on billboard at the west end of Prince’s street.
> * Woodcraft folk – know about it and are interested in banner making.
> * Sustrans – willing to advertise in news letters
> * Dundee Trades Union – Will inform their members of action
> * Transform Scotland- Support the action
> * FOE Edinburgh (The Local group) – They are interested and keen to join in with announcements and marching.
> * FOE Aberdeen
> * FoE Scotland. Will make announcements in their news letter and on the E-mail list. Duncan Mc Laren will talk at the March.
> * Scottish Young Greens- Gavin; Financial and on e-mail list of about 100 people
> * Scottish Green Party- Support the action and will send e-mails around the Lothians and Scotland list of a few hundred.
> * P&P Edinburgh and Dundee; Will help with publicity. Will have their own flyers also. Will advertise on their e-mail list of a few hundred and to the students at the University.
> * Jubilee Scotland- Thomas Hastie says they support the Demonstration.
> * Scottish Socialist Party- Stuart Fairweather, the Dundee rep says they are on board. Colin Fox has yet to get in touch.
> * Green peace- Dundee and perth are committed to supporting the event
> * World Development Movement Scotland- have got in touch and happy to be included under the banner supporting the event.
> * Stop Climate Chaos Scotland- We are currently talking to SCC. They look like they are going to try to get their coalition members to support the march but we shall see how it goes.
> Yours sincerely Gavin Smith, Edinburgh Campaign against Climate Change, 07966 485 368


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