2017 Local elections – timetable of events

wcv_signpost_1The elections are approaching fast, and things get busy from here. Here’s a quick cut-out-and-keep guide to what happens over the next few weeks as the campaign gets into gear:

  • 26th March (Mother’s Day! We kick off our campaign with a family photoshoot and leafletting extravagnza on the cycle paths of Edinburgh. Join Suzanne Forup and a crew of family cyclists at Bangholm Outdoors Centre 10-12.  More details (Facebook event)
  • 29th March: Nominations close for candidates for the local elections. We will take around 1 week to get all the details up on our find-a-candidate interactive map, so bear with us as we get this ready.
  • 1st April Alyth Blairgowrie and Coupar Angus campaign cycle organised by Coupar Angus Cycling Hub 10-12. More details (Facebook event)
  • 4th April Women’s Cycle Forum Scotland Hustings, 6-8pm at the Glasgow Women’s Library. Not your typical political event, but a friendly and constructive series of round table chats. More details
  • 5th April Dunbar Candidate’s ride. Join the Dunbar Cycling Group and local council candidates at Bleachingfield Community Centre to look at the local issues acting as barriers to cycling in the town. 4-5:30pm. More details (Facebook event)
  • 6th April. Spokes Lothian Hustings, Augustine United Church, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh. 6:45pm for a 7:30 start. More details
  • 7th April (approx): Candidate info site goes live.
  • 17th April Deadline to register to vote. Don’t miss out! Register here
  • 19th April Friends of the Earth Glasgow Hustings, Adelaides, Glasgow, 7pm-9pm. More details (Facebook event)
  • 19th April Go Bike Hustings, The Admiral Bar, Waterloo Street, Glasgow, 7:30 pm. More details (PDF flyer)
  • 20th April Dundee Election Hustings with Dundee Cycling Forum and Friends of the Earth Tayside. Butterfly Cafe Dundee 7pm. More details
  • Poster22nd April, Aberdeen, Inverness and Edinburgh. Pedal on Parliament – join this mass family-friendly demonstration in three of Scotland’s cities. More details for Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness
  • 23rd April Pedal on Parliament will also be in Glasgow! More details
  • 24th April, St Andrews Space 4 Cycling 6.30 to 8.30pm (details coming soon!)
  • 26th April Glasgow Public Transport Hustings hosted by Get Glasgow Moving at 7-9pm Renfield St Stephen’s Parish Church. More details (Facebook event)
  • 26th April, Cycling Dumfries candidates’ ride – 4-5:30pm, Dock Park, Dumfries. More details
  • 4th May Local elections held. Don’t forget to go to the polls!

 

What’s missing from this list? If you’re planning an election-related event – or are thinking of doing so – please let us know at contact@walkcyclevote.scot. We’d love to list anything that’s at all relevant from a candidate’s cycle ride to a hustings on transport, public health, pollution, or the environmemt