News

Petition questions military visits in Scottish schools
Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Quakers in Scotland and ForcesWatch are presenting a petition

Scottish Local Authorities and their investment in the arms trade
Thursday, 7 July 2016

Common Weal South Lanarkshire sent a series of freedom of information requests to local authroities in Scotland to assess the extent of their investment in the arms trade.

Peace pins produced by International Voluntary Service, available from Edinburgh Quaker Meeting House
Quakers in Scotland welcome Parliament Debate on UN International Day of Peace
Sunday, 16 September 2018

Quakers in Scotland welcome the Members Business Debate on the UN International Day of Peace 2018, taking place on Tuesday 18 th September.

Quakers for Peace
Quaker Activities in Local Meetings in SE Scotland in 2017
Saturday, 8 September 2018

Quakers, founded in 1647 by George Fox, are committed to working for equality, peace & social responsibility. Our faith is a search for truth, not an arrival.

Quakers at the Underwater Technology Defence Conference at the SECC
Not guns but roses: Quakers oppose the Underwater Technology Defence Conference
Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Before the recent  arms fair in Glasgow, ​Quakers in Tweeddale delivered a bunch of white roses to Susan Aitken, the leader of Glasgow City Council, with a letter expressing dismay that the Council

Scottish Parliament recognises child rights and welfare concerns around armed forces activities in schools
Monday, 4 June 2018

Quakers in Scotland and ForcesWatch welcome the recommendations made in a report from the Scottish Parliament about armed forces activities in schools.

New books in Edinburgh Quaker Library, May 2018
Sunday, 27 May 2018

Moscow Diary. Marjorie Farquharson. Matador. 2018

Quakernomics: an ethical capitalism. Mike King. Anthem Press. 2014

New books in February 2018
Sunday, 11 March 2018

The new books this year include:

A Basic Income Handbook, Annie Miller, 2017, Edinburgh: Luath Press Ltd; ISBN 978-1-910745-78-6

Thanks for the white poppies
Saturday, 9 December 2017

Parliamentary Liaison officer Mairi Campbell-Jack got this rather nice hand written letter in the post.

A very brief account of Quakers in Edinburgh from 1653 to 1938
Sunday, 12 November 2017

This article was written by David Mealand of Central Edinburgh Meeting and first appeared in Sesame 146.

Coffee (and art) morning
Monday, 6 November 2017

On Saturday 21st October, Polmont Quakers had our second Coffee Morning in the church nearest to the High Street in Falkirk.

White and red poppies
Wearing poppies for hope and remembrance
Friday, 3 November 2017

In these sombre days of Remembrance, many wear red or white poppies. Some wear both together.