News archive

Quakers challenge using public money to support arms manufacturers
Thursday, 6 June 2019

Quakers challenge the practice of using public money to support arms manufacturers, even if that money is targeted at secondary areas such as training and development.

Quakers welcome Equal Protection from Assault bill
Thursday, 14 March 2019

Quakers in Scotland are welcoming a change in the law to move Scotland to become a more non-violent nation.

Dundee Quakers plan to return "home"
Monday, 7 January 2019

Exciting news from Dundee Meeting!  As our Meeting House is inaccessible for those with mobility problems and we have had long lease tenants on the ground floor,

Quakers welcome ambition for human rights in Scotland
Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Quakers in Scotland have produced this briefing for the Scottish Government debate on Human Rights on Thursday 13 December 2018

Quakers ask MSPs to support Conscientious Objectors memorial
Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Quakers in Scotland are asking MSPs to support a proposed Conscientious Objectors memorial in Princes St Gardens, Edinrburgh, which will be debated in the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 5 Decembe

New books and pamphlets in the Library, November 2018
Saturday, 10 November 2018

Pendle Hill Pamphlets

Art as Soul’s Sanctuary : Mediations on Arts and Spirituality among Quakers and Beyond.  Jennifer Elam. PHP 452

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.

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.

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