Demsoc Scotland Presents: Post-Referendum – A New Scottish Democracy? – Hemma, 7th October, 7pm.
The referendum is over. The votes have been counted. The campaign posters have been taken down. However, it seems that the referendum has revitalised democracy in Scotland and the United Kingdom. This is due to a record breaking turnout; an increase in traditional and grass–roots political activism ; a continuation of discussions around constitutional reform; and an ongoing discourse on the transformation of national and local democracy. This post-referendum discourse could be a launch pad for a more participative democracy and the creation of a more active democracy.
After the excitement and positive engagement of the referendum it is important to continue conversations about what the future of democracy in Scotland looks like and to discuss the impact the referendum has had in the creation of a New Scottish Democracy.
To discuss these issues the Democratic Society are delighted to be host an event at Hemma, 73 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, on Tuesday 7th October at 7pm. The evening will feature a variety of speakers and the launch of From Arrogance to Intimacy: a Handbook for Active Democracies by Andy Williamson & Martin Sande.
All are welcome to attend to take part in the discussion, to network and to enjoy complimentary wine and snacks.
If you are interested in attending please register here.
More information on additional speakers will be published soon. We look forward too seeing you on the 7th of October.