The Our Land Festival (2016) programme

The Our Land Festival (2016) programme

Our Land 2016 — Event Programme

The countdown has begun. Our Land Festival 2016 will be the next great staging point in Scotland’s land reform movement and will reinforce the campaign’s call for bolder and braver legislation than that passed in Holyrood earlier this year. The festival will kick off as before on the “Glorious Twelfth of August” – intentionally clashing with the start of the grouse shooting season. The special preview event will be in Birnam Arts Centre on 7th August

Events initiated and carried out by grassroots organisers across Scotland (detailed in the programme below) will highlight both urban and rural land issues in a huge variety of ways. All events will be free or donation based to help cover costs and everyone is welcome to attend.

*National Our Land Festival speakers will include Lesley Riddoch, Andy Wightman, and Robin McAlpine. 

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Date/s Time Venue/place Brief Event Description Links to the event
7th August 2-5.30 pm Birnam Arts Centre, Birnman Special Festival Preview Event. National Our Land Festival speakers event with local organisers, interactive sessions and music. * https://goo.gl/uef5AR
11th (+18th/25th) August 7 pm – 9 pm The Zone, Dockhead Street, Saltcoats Three Towns Debating Society present a month of discovery, learning and conversation on helping the Three Towns to flourish. tbc
12th/13th August tbc Dumfries Rematch: A public event from the Stove Network and that reclaims the streets of Dumfries through public football activities. Explores unique connection between Dumfries and Norway while promoting grassroots involvement in town centre development. https://www.facebook.com/events/1073147806055584/

 

http://www.thestove.org/event/rematch/

 

13th August tbc Dalkeith Country Park A Saturday afternoon stroll. For Land Reform! A mass gathering. https://www.facebook.com/events/315703315436603/
16th August 7pm The Stove Building, Dumfries The Stove Network presents a screening of Land Terra: Common Weal’s feature film comparing land issues in Scotland and Brazil. https://goo.gl/ShOqu2

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1627672184227630/

18th August tbc Ex-Service Men’s Club, Huntly Huntly Film Community present a screening of Common Weal’s Land Terra followed by a discussion in the pub. tbc
20th August tbc Area between Huntly and Braemar (final location tbc) Howff Warming: As part of artist Tim Knowles project Exploration Aids. Event explores the gap between ‘right to roam’ theory and practice. Includes a mass walk to a howff . Will include a discussion on land access and infrastructure. tbc
25th August 6 pm – 8 pm Regent Lecture Theatre, The University of Aberdeen The Environmental Implications of Redistributive Land Reform – A lecture by Malcolm Combe, Dr Jayne Glass and Dr. Calum Macleod. http://www.abdn.ac.uk/law/events/10108/
27th August 7 pm – 10 pm The Corn Exchange, Haddington National Our Land Festival speakers event with local organisers, interactive sessions and music. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/our-land-festival-haddington-tickets-26147423648?aff=es2

 

27th August tbc Buchanan Street, Glasgow City Centre The Wish Tree Project: Urban Land Reform. The Wish Tree Project aims to get folk to imagine and articulate routes towards a better future for the society we live in and will facilitate discussion on urban land. https://www.facebook.com/events/1748498952075636/

 

27th August Throughout the day Across Fife A series of satellite events across Fife leading up to Dunfermline event the next day. https://www.facebook.com/Ourlandfife/events?__mref=message_bubble

 

28th August 7pm Queen Anne High School, Dunfermline National Our Land Festival speakers event with local organisers, interactive sessions and music. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/our-land-fife-tickets-26786785998

 

 

28th August From 10 am Cowgate Occupy Camp and the Old Town, Edinburgh Cowgate Occupy Camp – Edinburgh against Gentrification – Forum. A day complete with picnic/barbeque, speakers, a forum for discussion, a film screening and a community ceilidh. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cowgate-occupy-camp-edinburgh-against-gentrification-forum-tickets-26768426083

 

https://www.facebook.com/Cowgate-Occupy-Camp-Not-another-Hideous-Hotel-450839478457413/

 

29th August 7 pm Grand Hall, Kilmarnock National Our Land Festival speakers event with local organisers, interactive sessions and music. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/our-land-2-ayrshire-event-tickets-26859306910?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button
30th August 7 pm Blairgowrie area, venue tbc Women and the Distribution of Land in Scotland. A meeting and discussion forum to address practices such as masculine primogeniture (boys and men inheriting land before girls and women) and inequality in control of land as an essential human resource. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-and-the-distribution-of-land-in-scotland-tickets-26875074070?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text
31st August 7.30 pm – 10.30 pm United Church of Bute hall, High Street Rothesay National Our Land Festival speakers event with local organisers, interactive sessions and music. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/our-land-2-on-bute-tickets-26825992265

 

3rd September 11 am – 3 pm Glasgow’s East End A cycle tour of the East end of Glasgow that explores land use, dereliction and community empowerment as part of Soil City project from Open Jar Collective. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soil-city-bike-tour-tickets-26680002606

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1051674481588691/

4th September Locations across Scotland Don’t Frack Scotland Day. A range of events arranged in locations affected by fracking plans. Events organised by the local groups that make up the Broad Alliance of communities opposed to fracking and all unconventional gas extraction. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dont-frack-our-scotland-tickets-26880281646

 

10th September 11 am – 3 pm The Gal Gael Trust (tbc)
15 Fairley Street
Glasgow. G51 2SN
National Our Land Festival speakers event with local organisers, interactive sessions and music. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/our-land2-glasgow-tickets-26781738902

 

17th September 12 noon – 4 pm The Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore National Our Land Festival speakers event with local organisers, interactive sessions and music. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/our-land-aviemore-2016-tickets-26634505523

 

https://www.facebook.com/ourlandbadenochandstrathspey/

Due to a high level of interest, further local events may be accepted into the programme as the festival approaches. Further and more detailed information on each event will be released in the lead up to the festival launch on 12th August.

If you need to contact us please do so on hello@ourland.scot


See some of our events from last year here: http://www.ourland.scot/our-land-festival-2015-a-few-of-last-years-notable-events/Chikldrens-Wood


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