Category Archives: Scotland

Edinburgh Pirate Party meeting, Wed 5 September

Edinburgh Pirates will be having an informal meeting on 5 September starting at 7pm in the Regent Pub. All Pirates are welcome, as is anyone interested in the Pirate Party or who just wants to talk with us. Details are … Continue reading

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Scottish Pirate Meetup, Wed 16 May

The next Scottish Pirate Meetup will be next Wednesday, the 16th of May at the Regent Bar from 7pm onwards. All Pirates are welcome, as is anyone interested in the Pirate Party, or who just wants to talk with us.

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Edinburgh Council Threatens Arts

Last Thursday, along with my Pirate Party colleague Stephen Bathgate, I went to a public meeting about change to public entertainment licences and how they will affect the arts. Currently, while large arts events have had to be licenced, small … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Pirate meeting, Saturday 10 Mar at 3:30 pm

There will be a Pirate Party meeting in Edinburgh, this Saturday (10-Mar-2012) starting at 3:30pm. The venue is the Cameo Bar, 38 Home St, EH3 9LZ (map) Anyone wishing to be involved in the Edinburgh local election this May should … Continue reading

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Ten years for downloading music?

Internet users are being threatened with imprisonment: UK web surfers have caught a grim glimpse of the future with Internet users being threatened with 10 years in jail for “illegal downloading” after a prominent music file-sharing site was shut down … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Pirate meeting, Saturday 3 Mar at 4pm

There will be a Pirate Party meeting in Edinburgh, this Saturday (3-Mar-2012) starting at 4pm. The venue is the Cameo Bar (map) Anyone wishing to be involved in the Edinburgh local election this May should attend, as should anyone interesting … Continue reading

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Pirate Party UK launches an open policy consultation

Britain’s branch of the worldwide Pirate Party movement, Pirate Party UK, has launched a policy consultation. Unlike other parties who only care what corporations and big donors think, Pirate Party UK cares about what you think. To that end we’ve … Continue reading

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Results so far

With 4 results in, the big stories are it’s a massive success for the SNP, and the Lib Dems are doing very badly. Indeed the Lib Dems might lose every single seat they held in the Scottish Parliament — if … Continue reading

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If AV wins in Scotland but not the UK…

Tomorrow (Thursday) there’s a referendum on whether to use AV for elections to the the UK parliament. It’s entirely possible that Scotland will vote yes to this, but the UK as a whole will vote no. If that happens, it … Continue reading

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Help elect me to the Scottish Parliament as a Pirate MSP

On May the 5th, Scotland elects a new Parliament. I’m standing for election as Pirate Party candidate in the Lothian region. We have a really good chance here, with 4 universities in Edinburgh and the highest level of internet connectivity … Continue reading

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